"Same Kooks" as written by and Tad Jason Kubler Craig Finn....
They found me in a florist
I was fried and out of focus.
I was kicking it with chemists.

The scratches on my back
They formed into a choir
And belted out a chorus.

There were clicks and hisses.
And complicated kisses.
Gideon's got a pipe made from a Pringles can.

Hey hey Providence
You gotta fall in love with whoever you can.

The sheets stain but the sins wash away.
Naked bodies in the Narraganset Bay.

Same kooks don't shoot but they sure do sniff.
Same kooks can't fly because their wings are clipped.
Same kooks can't come but they sure do kiss
Making love to the girls with the wrapped up wrists.

The Lord takes away and the Lord delivers.
Washed it all off in the Mississippi river.

We slept it off in the matinees
We rip it up like the razor blades.
Now we just need something to celebrate.
I wanna open some bottles up.
(I wanna open my body up).
I'm getting tired of all these Styrofoam coffee cups.

She said its hard to feel holy when you can't get clean
Now she's bumping up against the washing machines
She said its hard to slow down when you're picking up speed.

It was those two same kooks from that one stupid photo shoot.
It was those two same kooks from that one stupid photo shoot

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"Same Kooks" as written by Tad Jason Kubler Craig Finn


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    General CommentI was listening to this song this morning, and one line just really stuck out: "You gotta fall in love with whoever you can."

    It made my morning.
    jerkameleonon January 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjerkameleon, that's exactly what i just came here to write.
    i love that line.
    georgieon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how he says "Gideon's got a pipe made from a Pringles can" in this song and then he says the same thing in the next song on the album yet it has an entirely different feel/meaning to it.
    Anyway this song is so manic and frantic. love it!!
    joe_yogaon November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Hold Steady song. love the line "Same kooks cant come but they sure do kiss"
    Charlemegneon March 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFront-to-back packed with crack one liners. This song should have a soft spot for anyone who has had to sleep it off in the matinees.
    HowlingMadon December 30, 2012   Link

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