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Xtina as I Knew Her

This song is by Lee Ranaldo and appears on the album Between the Times and the Tides (2012).

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I was traveling light, traveling with a friend
As Xtina came of age, I hung with Xtina's friends
They would all come 'round the house and slowly go insane
Every night up around the bend, I'm in Xtina's house again

She was just a lonely soldier
Running with the times and the tides
Maybe just a little older
Quite a ways into the night
Quite a ways into the night

I can see you comin', creepin' slowly up the lane
I can see her falling, in and out of love again
I can still see that street with that boat off by the shore
Drifting in and out of time, we're in Xtina's house once more

Slip behind the valley curtain
Looking for a place to hide
Shaky in those times uncertain
Everyone drunk on red wine

Drunk on red wine
Playing with a flashlight in the dark
At 3 a.m. in the morning
Drunk on red, red wine
Tommy smashing bottles against the wall
Xtina wading in the water

It's what you know and you know it
It's every place you go, so don't blow it
Confusion takes away, makes it all turn wrong
It only takes a day or two before I'm gone
Long gone

Well step right up to the house of pain
Step right up on the porch, you bet on the wrong horse
Walking through the door at ten, right about a quarter to ten
Being very very certain, we're in Xtina's house again

She was just a lonely soldier
Running up and down the ride
She was pure and wide and open
She was somehow out of time

Now she's frozen in time


Written by:

Lee Ranaldo

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