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the magnetic fields – papa was a rodeo lyrics


i like your twisted point of view, mike
i like your questioning eyebrows
you’ve made it pretty clear what you like
it’s only fair to tell you now

that i leave early in the morning
and i won’t be back till next year
i see that kiss-me pucker forming
but maybe you should plug it with a beer, cause

papa was a rodeo – mama was a rock’n’roll band
i could play guitar and rope a steer before i learned to stand
home was anywhere with diesel gas – love was a trucker’s hand
never stuck around long enough for a one night stand
before you kiss me you should know
papa was a rodeo

the light reflecting off the mirror ball
looks like a thousand swirling eyes
they make me think i shouldn’t be here at all
you know, every minute someone dies

what are we doing in this dive bar
how can you live in a place like this
why don’t you just get into my car
and i’ll take you away i’ll take that kiss now, but

papa was a rodeo…

and now it’s 55 years later
we’ve had the romance of the century
after all these years wrestling gators
i still feel like crying when i think of what you said to me

(boy) papa was a rodeo…

before you kiss me you should know – papa was a rodeo
what a coincidence, your papa was a rodeo too