Zoo lion sobers up, starts to scream and shout
A little dose of home fire got him all smoothed out
Melancholy wine-soaked tenderness
She hated it here, oh, she couldn't care less

Prison yard stares and fleur-de-lis tattoos
Cannibals are saving all their bones for soup
Eating with my fingers and sucking hulls of ships
My parasite don't deserve no better than this

The Golden Rim Motor Inn
Soft water and a color TV
Ah, so consumed with the shape I'm in
Can't enjoy the luxury
The luxury

She said, "and why are you partial to that Playboy con?"
When you can see me naked any time you want?"
If I had loads of money to make me tame and sour
I could pay you to remind of my baby by the hour

Yeah, zoo lion sobers up and starts to scream and shout
A little dose of home fire got him all smoothed out
If this is where it all starts getting good
Then I'll be here waiting for you like I said I would

The Golden Rim Motor Inn
Soft water and a color TV
Oh, so consumed with the shape I'm in
I can't enjoy the luxury
The luxury
The luxury

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

The Luxury Lyrics as written by Gordon Sinclair Gordon Downie

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    General CommentThis is about a convict who just got out of jail and realizes that his life will never be normal again. He gets out of the bing, goes to a hotel with all the amenities, gets a prostitute, but none of these "luxuries" can replace the life he had before he was imprisoned. He can't enjoy the luxury because he can't stop thinking about what he had.
    IvoKenton August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentToo Deep For Any Normal Man - here's what I know - THE GOLDEN RIM MOTOR INN is a real place in the small mountain town of Golden, British Columbia, Canada - this is probably and metophorically speaking a LONG DISTANCE LOVE SONG OF THE SUBSTANCE ABUSER living not in the moment, but rather in the past - then again - maybe it's just me
    canadianJAYon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, as Gord Downie once said before playing this song live:
    "This is about a man who was sort've down on his luck. So he took to the streets shaking a banana at people, trying to convince them it was making a sound."
    Amazing song. I prefer it live.
    Poppinson January 30, 2005   Link

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