lifeblood: songs: lyrics: elizabeth


three streets off the grid
we were barely kids
but we were old enough to drink in louisiana
we listened to 'the king must die'
'on the willows' drank the wine
that we could afford from the work study manna

we were young
(we were young)
but not that young
to be cutting our fingers
and mixing our blood
climbing the fence of the st louis cemetery
we caught on
(we caught on)
my heart's desire
big as the 1788 fire
when you put on little queenie
and bring me another whiskey

elizabeth
the last i heard
you're in savannah
you got married after art school
happily
i don't want
to look you up
i'm pretty sure
it's just enough
that i remember you fondly

i didn't have a car
but i did have the guitar
and i played to my advantage
when you let me
i only stayed two years
but it still appears
that after all this time
the memories still get me

i was young
(i was young)
but not that young
to be tied in a knot
that was coming undone
the spooks and haunts that vexed me
veiled my eyes
and it was always
dark back then
it was always 3am
i shake my head to think
i made it out alive

elizabeth
the last i heard
you're in savannah
you got married after art school
happily
i don't want
to look you up
i'm pretty sure
it's just enough
when you put on little queenie
and bring me another whiskey

out at night under the lights
a band is singing a memory
everybody hits record
to play it back
over time
but when i look back on our dance
i only wanna hear that music once
and remember it
forever in my mind

elizabeth
(elizabeth)
the last i heard
you're in savannah
(elizabeth)
you got married after art school
(you got married)
(put on little queenie)
happily
(and bring me another whiskey)
oh i don't want
to look you up
i'm pretty sure
it's just enough
when you put on little queenie
and bring me another whiskey
i remember you fondly

words and music by emily saliers


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