"Miles Davis and the Cool" as written by and Brian Fallon....
Like Miles Davis, I've been swayed by the cool
There's just something 'bout the summertime, there's just something 'bout the moon
So I laid a kiss on a stone, tossed it upside your window by the roof
Before you change your mind, Miles, bring in the cool

Honey, put on your red dress and your diamond-soled shoes
Climb on out from that window, climb on out of your room
'Cause I never had a good thing and I always had the blues
But I heard that you always kinda wondered, Miles, strike up the cool

Don't wait too long to come home
My, how the years and our youth passed on
Don't wait too long to come home
I will leave the front light on
And the night is our own
Don't wait too long

Like poor Mr. Pitiful, I can't turn you loose
You move like a dream I had, I woke up sweating in my room
But your mama's got plans and your daddy's aim is true
She never understood that it ain't no good, papa never heard the cool

So now I've got up my nerve and found me a stone
With a flick of the wrist and a turn of the key, you'll just fall in my arms

And don't wait too long to come home
My, how the years and our youth passed on
Don't wait too long to come home
I will leave the front light on
And the night is our own
Don't wait too long

So why don't you sing to me on this long drive home
And let the sound of your voice sway sweet and slow
As we go down, down, down from our youth to the ground
Down, down, down from our youth to the ground

We might always be blue
Jackson

Don't wait too long to come home
My, how the years and our youth passed on
Don't wait too long to come home
I will leave the front light on

No, don't wait too long to come home
My, how the years and our youth passed on
Don't wait too long to come home
I will leave the front light on

As we go down, down, down from our youth to the ground
Down, down, down from our youth to the ground
Down, down, down from our youth to the ground
Down, down, down, down, down


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"Miles Davis & The Cool" as written by Brian Fallon

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    General CommentI love this song. If I had to pick one favorite song from these guys, it'd probably be this one.

    I really like the little story it tells... or the one I imagine when I hear it, anyway. I see it from the POV of this high-school age guy, probably shy and unpopular. He likes this girl but has always been too afraid to say anything to her all throughout high school. I imagine this taking place during the spring, they're seniors now, graduation is quickly approaching. It's now or never. So he goes to her house late at night. He stands under her bedroom window, looks up. He takes a deep breath, finds a stone, and hopes or prays or wishes that this will work. The stone hits the window and he talks her into coming out with him. She puts on a red dress, climbs out of her bedroom window, and they run out into the night to dance and have fun before they graduate and have to become responsible adults.

    Alternatively, the whole middle part of the song -- "Honey, put on your red dress" to "So I found me a stone" -- could be him imagining the best possible scenario, and then he throws the rock at her window. And we don't know how it turns out for him.

    In any case... this song just makes me feel hopeful. It's weird. It says to me "Have hope. Be brave. Throw a stone. You don't know how it could turn out. It could turn out great."

    And the chorus... "So don't wait too long to come home. My, how the years and our youth pass on. Don't wait too long to come home, I will leave the front light on. The night is our own... don't wait too long." kind of reinforces this idea that I have. Don't wait too long, don't wait for later, do it now, do it while we're young, son.

    So there's my $.02. =]
    Desaparecidaon January 20, 2010   Link

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