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Under the Big Black Sun

This song is by X and appears on the album Under the Big Black Sun (1982).

What I did on my vacation
For the last ten years
I took pictures of your town
Plaid perfume on my breath
I mean I've been drinking scotch
While touring through your town

Adultry makes you give things away
It gets you confused
Adultry takes a one room vacation
Then it gets you alone
Turns into a honeymoon scream
Then you have to change the sheets

Smoke in one hand looking for a light
Martini in the other hand
Pointing out midnight

Now that you pulled the school underwater
And drowned the prom
Which man will you save for this Friday
You can put him in a fish pond
And watch him swim around
Then have a catholic dinner

If it isn't men it's death
It's the same old testament
At the cross her station keeping
Stood the mournful mother weeping
Where my man extended hung
Driven with nails to wood

Smoke in one hand looking for a drink
Drink in the other hand
Pointing out midnight

At my desk as you're sleeping
As the big deal of death
Kills me and starts leaving
Everybody asks me how I'm doing
I'm doing everything alone

Rave on children and try to sleep
Larks must sing grave, deep melodies
Happy that they die
The sly brown fox pulled up a glass
Pulled up a chair
And yanked out my hair

When I tried to sit I fell down
When I woke up he was gone
So one has a smoke one has a drink
The man is gone
Mary's dead
Good morning midnight

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