time’s gonna kill her first

She’s all dressed up and waiting for a bus in the hot sunshine She just wants to kill some time But it looks like time’s gonna kill her first So she goes to the cocktail lounge to lounge and says “I’m gonna have a real good time.”

God I love Mark Eitzel’s lyrics.


She’s all dressed up and waiting for a bus in the hot sunshine
She just wants to kill some time
But it looks like time’s gonna kill her first
So she goes to the cocktail lounge to lounge and says
“I’m gonna have a real good time.”
As she sinks into the captain’s chair
I don’t think that she really cares

If somewhere there’s people living

She finally gets on the bus and sinks next to a very nice lady
Who just got out of the hospital
She had a major operation
The doctor left a knife in her throat
And now it picks up radio waves
You can turn the dial ’til it comes off in your hand
Maybe you’ll pick up a populated land

Somewhere there’s people living

C’mon let’s go out and get really drunk tonight
You can be Miss Bottomless pit of 1983
And I can be Mr. Out Like a Light
C’mon we got a lot to lose
So maybe we can lose it all tonight
And then when they shoot us down
We won’t be around

We’ll be somewhere where there’s people living

      — Someday, by American Music Club

I had a snippet of this going through my head for some reason — I think it’s something Peter Throckmorton said in his latest entry (Which I can’t link to because he doesn’t use permalinks on his current entries, grumble). In any case I had this little bit of lyric in my head, very nice lady Who just got out of the hospital She had a major operation, and it was making me nuts trying to recall which AMC song it was. I finally got the lyric close enough that I found it with google; I had confused myself by thinking this song was on Engine when it’s actually on California.

Engine is hard to find. But if you can find it, get it. It’s a great album.

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