FANDOM

2,054,148 Pages

StarIconBronze
CertIcon
LangIcon
Painting the Town Blue

This song is by X and appears on the album More Fun in the New World (1983).

The bartender's eyes are full of pity
As he tells her, "You're alone, and it's 2:30
All the chairs are on the tables, and it's time to close"
She said, "A minute ago, they were staring at me. Where the hell did they go?"
Then she went out to paint the town

Roses are red, violence is too
Everyone knows I'm painting the town blue

"You look funny when you cry," were his last words
Before he laughed and said goodbye, she flipped a finger
And so she picked her shoes up, picked up her feet
And let them walk, hand in hand, down the dirty hallway
Then she went out to paint the town

Roses are red, violence is too
Everyone knows I'm painting the town blue

Was she beat? Did she suffer from a working hand?
She always hated his hacking cough early in the morning
She walked to the Greyhound to take a little ride
He could look in the corner of every town, but he won't find her
'Cause she went out to paint the town

Roses are red, violence is too
Everyone knows I'm painting the town blue

Credits

Written by:

Exene Cervenka and John Doe

External links

Community content is available under Copyright unless otherwise noted.