Gewgaw Girl

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lyrics

restless night juggling dynamite.
shine my boots, shave my face, shame my name.
it burns my eyes inside these barroom skies, Sam Cooke sing another just for me.
and take me on down the track.
take me down the track awhile.
before i fall from the weight of the world
take me to my gewgaw girl.

she got a restless smile like the New Orleans marker tiles,
dances like a whisper, like a killer, like a crow.
when she slides on by the boys are hypnotized until their heads fall down like dominoes.
and take me on down the track
take me down the track awhile
before i fall from the weight of the world
take me to my gewgaw girl

saraband down the alley, my love's in mexicali.
god's just a name there, he's never been there, never shall.
place like that you latch the locks down, don't let the people know there's a road out, if you do it'll just bring down morale.
stand watch by the depot in my best friend sid's tuxedo
worn all the way from instanbul to montreal
got to get back to the town there, my tattoo marks the name where, she's the only one who gave me freedom here at all
and take me on down the track
take me down the track awhile
hear my call, there won't be freedom here at all
take me to my gewgaw girl

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from Jukebox Manifesto, released December 31, 2006

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Over the past 15 years, songwriter/guitarist Roger Hoover has been preaching the gospel of traditional American music to a growing group of devoted fans by keeping one foot in what Greil Marcus describes as the “old, weird America” and another foot firmly planted in the now.. ... more

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