"Meet Me Here At Dawn" as written by and Cass Mccombs....
The secretary
Said the prices vary
To cast in one's image
So I made the pilgrimage

Meet me at the mannequin gallery

She told me a story
About the model lady
Whose features were subtle
She wanted her own model

Meet me at the mannequin gallery

The story continued
The secretary enthused
How making the model's model
Gave her staff trouble:

Meet me at the mannequin gallery

“You see, she had no features
Her face was smooth and clear
So it was very difficult
To sculpt an accurate result”

Meet me at the mannequin gallery

“But that is why we
Think some people have beauty”
Said the secretary
“At least this is my theory”

Meet me at the mannequin gallery

“Because they are featureless
Anyway, it caused us some stress
And we charged her according
To the time that was put in”

Meet me at the mannequin gallery

Then I wandered the warehouse
Among the hundreds of models
And the fiberglass aroma
Out there in Pacoima

Meet me at the mannequin gallery


Lyrics submitted by nitrolian, edited by dcom

"Meet Me at the Mannequin Gallery" as written by Cass Mccombs

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    My OpinionThis is the most beautiful love song I have ever heard. It's so pretty and wistful and courageous.
    prettyfishyon March 18, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionThis is the most beautiful love song I have ever heard. It's so pretty and wistful and courageous.
    prettyfishyon March 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt looks like these were taken off of cassmccombs.com here: cassmccombs.com/lyrics/

    I was really happy to see this section of his website, imagining that I could get accurate lyrics "straight from the horses mouth," however, these are clearly incorrect. If you listen to the song, he without a doubt says things that make way more sense, ie:

    "this is a test of TRUST" (trust is very clear in the recording)
    "we'll give them up" is said in some of the places where it says "just give them up"
    "I'm gone as light as shot, whether you come or not"
    "forget" not forge, and it also sounds like "path" not "past"

    I think the logical nature of the recorded lyrics suggests that these edits aren't made by McCombs after the fact to "improve" the song, because in my opinion these alternate lyrics are far worse than the recording...

    I understand this is a wiki, and I will make the obvious corrections.
    dcomon December 20, 2012   Link

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