The Weather and the Books

by MLR

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released September 24, 2013



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Track Name: The Weather and the Books
There's something in your eyes
That I cannot quantify
It would be a waste of time
So I won't even try

Turn on Christmas lights
Unwrap the bottles that I brought by
We don't have to drink them all tonight
But we might

I could think of a dozen cliches
That I could not bring myself to say
Let alone sing

Defining the best experience of life
I swear he replied
"Eating toast in bed with the
Smell of a girl on (his) fingers"
Track Name: For William Shawn from Brendan Gill
I bought an Elizabethan house
That had been built into a cliff
Down in the basement a sharp shelf of rock
Jutting up that shows you proof of it
And sensing your discomfort
I suggest we move upstairs

When, as a child, you watched as your father
Sprang up and leapt out into space
He made it back but you would never be the same
You were covering your face
You're not a friend of nature and
Nature has not been kind to you

Riding elevators
Hailing taxi cabs
Cold cereal at the Algonquin
This city is not so bad
Track Name: The Yellow Room
We made the drive and
We found the place and
Even now I see your face
In the yellow room at a window seat
I could have stayed the whole week

We saw a very good show
One or two
We smoked a bit and then
I took you to the yellow room
Past the window seat
I could have stayed the whole week
Track Name: Just Outside
I'll be outside
I love to see the girls in their dresses and
I love it when the boys are dressed really nice but
I can't take the music they're playing tonight

What a beautiful night
I can't watch the floor so I'll look at the sky
Yes, I feel fine
Just fix me a drink and turn out the light