Friday, November 02, 2007

FROM "SLANT SIX MIND"

Whatever It Was

She's got a slant 6 mind and a supercharged heart,
The little princess is singing about her parts,
She says, "Come hither", but when I get hither she is yon.
I was looking for what I loved.
Whatever it was, it's gone.

TV spreads and tension mounts,
Like a guy in a bra it's the idea that counts,
It's a picture of a picture of a whore holding a picture of a john.
I was looking for what I loved...
Whatever it was, it's gone.

In the chemical fields by ammonia light,
I would offer my prayer to the Corn Goddess tonight,
but they chopped off her head and stuck her body out on the lawn.
I was looking for what I loved...
Whatever it was, it's gone.

My generation takes what it can get,
Are you surprised that the kids are all upset?
They're looking at Nothing and Nothing turns away and yawns.
I was looking for what I loved...
Whatever it was, it's gone.

Can't go to the country - the country isn't there,
It got chopped up and mortgaged and vanished in thin air,
It's a paint-by-number and it costs a million bucks down at the pawn.
I was looking for what I loved...
Whatever it was, it's gone.

An electronic head and feet of clay,
gonna be a lotta roadkill on the Information Highway,
Someone stole the video of the everfresh and lovely dawn.
I was looking for what I loved...
Whatever it was, it's gone.

You might be streetwise. You might be real bad,
I guess you forgot that you also are a dad,
Your kids won't forget it when they're trying to find someone to lean on
I was looking for what I loved...
Whatever it was, it's gone.

The little towns are lying on their faces,
All that's left are fading parking spaces,
It's been quite a week, there was a drive-by shooting in Lake Wobegon.
I was looking for what I loved...
Whatever it was, it's gone.

A Native American told me this whole deal's a mistake,
and this implosion is just icing on the cake,
If the Great Spirit is gambling, I'd say the con is a bigger con.
I was looking for what I loved...
greg brown

5 comments:

Old Lady said...

I'm a 2 stroke my self. Got my motor runnin, headin out on the highway, lookin for adventure and whatever comes my way.

BTW-comet visible to the naked eye in the northern sky.

Mother of Invention said...

Don't know this but I like the words! Man, I should be more hep to a wider variety of music. You just know so much!

steve said...

Ol lady...I'd sure like to check your oil...
What time is that comet visible?


mOI- You have to go out and get his Album "The Poet Game"...that is if you like male vocals that are deep and gruff alongside tender sentient emotional lyrics....

red dirt girl said...

this is cool!!! then again, should i expect less from the cool cowboy himself ?????

xx
red

steve said...

Yeah, RDG, very cool...i love this guy.