Swappin' Spit

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lyrics

Every morning before school I tried to make myself look nice for you

You pushed everybody's buttons

With your exposed belly button

I never approached you or said a word

I wouldn't have dared I was much too scared

But when your boyfriend crashed his car

And you were thrown into my lawn...

It seemed a million miles from right

But that didn't stop us from swappin' spit that night That night...

No that didn't stop us from swappin' spit that night

Then came the day you caught the bouquet

With me standing right beside you

That look we exchanged was the most deranged

Just like the one we now exchange each morning on awakening...

It seemed a million miles from right

But that didn't stop us from swappin' spit that night

That night...

No that didn't stop us from swappin' spit that night

With the boy all grown up and locked up in Rikers

And our delicate daughter off with those bikers

I look at you now and I wonder how

You stay with me in this broken down shack even now

It seems a mile or two from right

But that wont stop us from swappin' spit tonight

Tonight...

No that won't stop us from swappin' spit tonight...

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from Audio Addiction, released April 4, 2005
Meredith Yayanos - Violin, Paul Wallfisch - Piano, Pete Harvey - Cello, Erin Gillgannon, Drums

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Thomas Truax London, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
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