five cups of coffee lyrics – jayhawks

billy was a vampirecarving out an empire
strolling pirates’ alley in the middle of thenight
buy a round of c*cktails
spinning sordid fables in the twilight
that’s all right
scattered words that matter
it’s a disaster in the making
take the time to smell the leaves beneath the treesthat’s all right
well my whole life has gone haywire
i’m just a blade bending in your shade
for your love i’m a vampire
strolling the ways of esplanade
headed up to pittsburgh
heard you could get a pretty good sandwich
for fifteen and a dime
i miss that old stretch of road
down to the bayou
in the middle of the night
guilt by *ssociation
the mere smell of speculation conjures up h*ll
feel the touch of oil from the tankers upon the breeze
that’s all right
all my life has gone haywire
i’m just a blade bending in your shade
for your love i’m a vampire
strolling the ways of esplanade
that’s my whole life in a nutsh*ll
take it as you will
i can hear that old br*ss band
playing our song down the hilll
won’t you smile, smile, smile
won’t you smile, smile, smile…
won’t you smile the smilethat fills the room with an independant light
but that’s all right
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/ jayhawks lyrics