The Mackenzies

Album: Gold Record (2020)
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  • My car broke down
    In front of my house
    I was turning it over and over
    And an older man came runnin' out
    He said, "don't you do that, son
    You'll only make it worse

    I'll call my buddy Koji
    He can fix anything
    And he owes me
    And my, just look at the time
    It's almost beer-thirty
    Ya must be thirsty
    Come on inside with me
    Join the family
    Inside, it seemed a place had already been laid for me

    We never met before
    Despite livin' next door
    See I'm the type of guy
    Who sees a neighbor outside
    And stays inside and hides
    I'll run that errand another time

    As Jack and I bonded over our love of Mel Torme
    And the early movies of Kid and Play
    Brenda brought the drinks in on a tray
    And said, "for dinner, you must stay"
    It was such a comfy and cozy den
    And I wished that Jack would call me "son" again

    After dinner, we talked some more
    Brenda stretched and quickly said
    "Let me show you to your bed"

    There were photos on the wall
    Of a boy maybe twenty-one or so
    Leanin' against a brand new Camaro
    I could tell by his eyes that he had died
    Some time ago
    And his room kept alive

    I peaked outside through the blinds
    At my house next door in the sun
    Wife in the rec room
    Kids'd be home from school soon
    I thought I'll just shut my eyes for five

    When I opened them again
    Night had come
    And brought two figures to the door
    And they said, "son, it's okay"
    "It's okay, son, son, we're okay, we're okay" Writer/s: William Rahr Callahan
    Publisher: ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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