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Inspired by the L-train and other unofficial hipster runways around the world, as well as James Brown's song "Talkin' Loud & Sayin' Nothin'."

lyrics

Haven't you already stepped past
the lines you never drew?
Now all the limits you never set
are laughing back at you.
You're saying things that you'd never say
if you could stop your mouth
from running off and on all about
the shards you're spitting,
so unwittingly.
You're kidding, but even you don't get the joke.

Or see all the damage you've done,
wielding your mouth like a gun.
With an overlubed id and a tongue that needs brakes,
I bet it really aches in the morning, in the morning.

Spitting out your lowdown
Like a proper noun.
On your misery-go-round,
dizzy people drown.

What a little indie rock miss,
slip-on checkered vans,
dropping such a nonchalant list
of your favorite bands–
Sleater-Kinney, David Bowie,
Some band from Sweden
and The Cars.

You donate your guts to the bath.
You never were too hot at math.
You fall asleep in your fabulous dress
and your makeup makes the pillows a mess
in the morning.

Spitting out your lowdown
Like a proper noun.
On your misery-go-round,
dizzy people drown.

If you wanna go now, I can show you how.
On your misery-go-round, dizzy people drown like a proper noun.

credits

from Paul Jacobsen And The Madison Arm, released September 27, 2008
Marcus Bently: vocals
George Brunt: bass
Pat Campbell: drums, broom
Scott Johnson: piano
Dominic Moore, Darin Lesueur: spoken word
Scott Wiley: bass, fuzz guitar
Paul Jacobsen: vocals, electric, acoustic & 12-string guitars, banjo, keytuba, toy piano

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