Frontierland, lyrics

[album info]

Songs:

All Of These Things
Fireman Joe
The Weepin' Willow
How Would You Plead?
M.D.D.P. Limited
Pushin' Fear II
Rough Neck Blues
Someone Told Me
Poor Howard

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ALL OF THESE THINGS   [back to top]

Everywhere you walked be paved with gold
of the fags you smoked there will be legends told
the bus you rode a national monument
worshipped like a chariot heaven sent
the land will mourn the time we spent apart
flags will be flown at half mast
the time we spent together poets will say
a cause for celebration every day

The street you lived will be overrun with flowers
your cast-off clothes will be hung from towers
streamers and confetti fill the sreets
of any town where we did ever meet

All of these things will last long after
I've long since forgotten you
All of these things will last long after
You've long since forgotten me
doo doo doo doo

Playwrights will churn out great tragedies
cause the times that we fought
brings people to their knees
sudents of romance study everything
we said, in schools you'll hear the children sing

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WEEPIN' WILLOW  [back to top]

There is a place in this ‘ol town
Where my love stays ‘til morning
She takes her lovers between the knees
Regardless of the season
So bury me beneath the tree
The tree that’s made for mournin’
I'm going where, now, don’t you know
The climate suits your treason

The first time that i saw my love
She stood beneath the power line
Amidst the static where she stood
A great electric ocean
So bury me beneath the tree
The tree that’s made for mournin’
And when she hears that i am dead
Perhaps she’ll start a moanin’

The next time that i saw my love
I could have swum that ocean
I could and would do anything
To make her care for me
Until that day a neighbour told me
That he had gone a peepin’
And saw my love down on all fours
The small crowd was the reason

She told me that she loved me true
A complicated notion
Our wedding was to be tomorrow
It’s not and there’s a reason
She’s gone she’s gone to love some other
Such a holiday
Until that day when we are one
And love comes flowing through

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HOW WOULD YOU PLEAD?

How would you plead?
If you know that she loved you
How would you plead?
If you know that she do
Would you still hide from the light?
Would you baby?
Or would you
Black out too?
Or would you feel so good my baby
Or would you feel so undermined?
Well I'll get off your case now baby
Probably don't matter anyhow

Well you've grown tired
Oh so tired of my beauty
Even the doors it once opened
You've walked through
All through the night
Wouldn't you
Tell her too
Oh would you feel so good my baby
Oh would you feel so undermined?
Well I'll get off your case now baby
Probably don't matter anyhow

How would you plead?
If you know that she loved you
How would you plead?
If you know that she do
Would you still hide from the light?
Would you baby?
Even the doors it once opened
You've walked through

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M.D.D.P. Limited

I thought I knew
a thing or two
But the things you knew
Blew my ideas out the water
I had some varied lines
And some clever rhymes
About the salesman
And the horny farmer's daughter
You blew your fingers off in two
A primitive technique
I send you flowers

You used to be
down everyday
Where streets are grey
And people say you're ours
Watch the way girls
Bend with flowers
Bury you with nothing
You take with you now
Is It fair to say halfway through the day?
When you're home alone
Picking flesh right off the bone

So long, goodbye
Take another bite
Be the last one out
And turn off the light, walk into the night
Was it cowardice?
Had I been remiss?
Had the rot set in me not noticing
The state you're in
Was it driven home?
Now the feeling's gone
I know some things are better left alone

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