22 Feb 2009
On the road in '68
We kept it tricky to win it
I met some hippie girl on Haight
She said that she liked my pinstripes
Tugging at my stray lapels, she said,

"Honey, I like your style.
I swing left and you swing right
You could lean on me tonight
If you stand on my other side."

You don't have to ask me twice!

Back on Massachusetts time
Since about 1985
Swinging hard on the back nine
For what felt like a lifetime

I said,

"Son you always pay for love.
So go and get it before it dries up
Pick that flower and fill your cup
Or you'll be tugging your nethers
Until they turn in to leather."

When I blow up, you know I'm down.
Like when your boyfriend's not around
I know Jesus wouldn't mind
So baby go on and drop that dime.
I let it ring just one more time
Like I was on the other line

Baby put your hand in mine
Just forget your convictions
Come on let's make a connection

Once is for the golden rule
Twice is just so you can play the fool
I'm going to take you right on back to school
And teach you a thing or two

About love
About crime
About style
About rhyme
About the devil
About pie
About my garden
About forks and knives
About love
About crime
About keeping it
Keeping it under control

(I want to live in the light of your smile
Where saltwater freezes it's so goddamn cold
And breathing the air keeps me from getting old
How did I live without you so long?)