Alexander, City Born

from by Shakey Graves

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In February of 2009 I visited New York City on Valentines weekend. To make packing simple I only brought a three piece suit and my guitar and filled my pockets with everything I needed. I had been communicating with an old fling and it sounded to me like I had a great date lined up.
I was all set to conquer an old flame in style.
What actually transpired was a hilariously sad series of events which started with me finding out that she was a lesbian and ended up with me at one of the largest gay new years parties in New York.
Alone in a full room of strangers, on the one night a year in which a single boy in a three piece suit has a good shot at love.
on the plane ride home I allowed a 70 year old Chinese woman fall asleep on my shoulder to satisfy my stubborn need for human contact.

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Alexander, city born
Same old clothes hes always worn
At his window every night staring off into the sky
Oh my what makes him tick
How interesting
Is he sick?
Is he weak in the knees?
Can he move yeah can he speak?

Ooh all I really gotta do
Is lock her up in my life
Lock her up in my life
He thinks
Ooh all I really gotta do
Is just lock her up in my life
Lock her up in my life

But shes got a Betty of her own
No use for him
Yeah shes got a Betty of her own
No use for him

Standard good as gold
Does exactly as hes told
Pull his strings and watch him dance
Make him think he has a chance

How interesting
Is he sick?
Is he weak in the knees?
Can he move yeah can he speak?

Yeah he thinks ooh all I really wanna do
Is just lock her up in my life
Lock her up in my life
He thinks
Ooh all I really gotta do
Is just lock her up in my life
Lock her up in my life

But shes got a Betty of her own
No use for him
Yeah shes got a Betty of her own
No use for him

Always at the foot of her bed
Where he vacations from time to time
And lives from year to year

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from Donor Blues EP, released December 14, 2012

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