Waiting For Margaux

Album: Down in the Cellar (2000)
  • She says she works "in government"
    Though her job is ill-defined
    She's a registered Republican
    With a bitter chocolate mind
    She sometimes lives in Washington
    She always lives in hope
    She drives a European car
    And buys expensive soap

    She grew up as a rebel
    Though her tastes were quite diverse
    Stayed up in her room at night
    With existential verse
    But something changed in college
    And she grew more resolute
    Still she keeps that air of danger
    Even in a business suit

    She's got the best taste in wine
    She's got the best taste in wine
    And though her icons and her medieval armor
    Seem a little cold
    I'd go 'round there anytime
    That stuff is so hard to find
    I don't know what we talk about
    It drifts off to the chairs and curtain folds

    Oh Margaux, I'm waiting for you
    Oh Margaux, what can I do

    I don't know what she sees in me
    I sometimes get confused
    At times she looks at me as if
    She's secretly amused
    And though I'm no sophisticate
    I don't think I'd be shocked
    I'd like to know what's in those drawers
    And rooms that she keeps locked


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