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love and rockets – shelf life lyrics


how many a&r men does it take to change a light bulb?
i’ll get back to you on that
how many spells and dollars does it take to make the magic
of pulling legends from your hat?

will they take another sucker for an undersell?
regarding them with compliments and muskatelle
a honeymoon in vegas in a plush hotel
well, that’s a sad town in the morning light

how many bullets in the back does it take
to kill a singing cowboy?
how much more of this bullsh-t can you take
from the charming envoy?

when you’re making with the ballpoint on the dotted line
the devil’s in his heaven and your hair sublime
you fit the mold for stardom and the big bells chime
but it’s gold leaf on a wild, wild, wind

and they’re serving up your future with a twist of lime
paying you in dollars for the perfect crime
and you’re scratching off the silver for a nail of grime
and p-ssing in that bitter wind

last month’s color you’ve p-ssed your sell by date
and your days are numbered
what is you shelf life? what is you shelf life?
what is you shelf life? what is you shelf life?