stuck between stations lyrics – the hold steady

there are nights when i think that sal paradise was right
boys and girls in america, they have such a sad time together
sucking off each other at the demonstrations, making sure their makeup’s straight
crushing one another with colossal expectations, dependent, undisciplined, sleeping late

she was a really cool kisser and she wasn’t all that strict of a christian
she was a d*mn good dancer but she wasn’t all that great of a girlfriend
he likes the warm feeling but he’s tired of all the dehydration
most nights are crystal clear but tonight it’s like he’s stuck between stations

on the radio

the devil and john berryman, they took a walk together
and they ended up on washington talking to the river
he said, “i’ve surrounded myself with doctors and deep thinkers
their big heads and soft bodies make for lousy lovers”

there was that night that we thought john berryman could fly
but he didn’t, so he died
she said “you’re pretty good with words, but words won’t save your life”
and they didn’t, so he died

yeah, he was drunk and exhausted, he was critically acclaimed and respected
he loved the golden gophers but he hated all the drawn-out winters
he likes the warm feeling but he’s tired of all the dehydration
most nights were kind of fuzzy but that last night he had total retention

yeah, these twin city kisses
they sound like clicks and hisses
we all come down and drowned
in the mississippi river

we drink and we dry up and now we crumble into dust
we get wet and we corrode and now we’re covered up in rust
we drink and we dry up and now we crumble into dust
we get wet and we corrode and now we’re covered up in rust

she was a really cool kisser and she wasn’t all that strict of a christian
she was a d*mn good dancer but she wasn’t all that great of a girlfriend
he likes the warm feeling but he’s tired of all the dehydration
most nights are crystal clear but tonight it’s like he’s stuck between stations

these twin city kisses
they sound like clicks and hisses
we all come down and drowned

/ the hold steady lyrics