White Shoes

Album: Outer South (2009)
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  • You can wear your new white shoes in the muddy afternoon
    Walking past these day drunks too, they whistle with their hands
    But I could be your catcall too, anything you wanna do
    Anything you wanna do

    You can take your slide trombone, play it in your catacombs
    Find a town that moves real slow and turn it on its head
    And I could be your Pharaoh's tomb, anything you wanna do
    Lover anything you wanna do

    If you want to be common I can claim that I tamed you
    A demigod in a bonnet, they're gonna know it ain't true

    You can paint your nails lime green, rent yourself a limousine
    Kidnap the professor's niece, just tell them that she's dead
    We'll party in a hotel room, anything you wanna do
    Sister anything you wanna do

    You can get your hair all wet sleeping on the riverbed
    Kiss a frog and then dissect, gotta find out what's inside
    And you can have my bad side too, anything you wanna do
    Sure anything you wanna do

    If you want to be common I can claim that I tamed you
    A demigod in a bonnet, they're gonna know it ain't true

    And yes, you are King David's star
    And the crescent moon, and the crescent moon
    You must sweep the Bodhi tree
    I sit beneath, I sit beneath

    You can wear your new white shoes in the dirty afternoon
    Walking through the traffic fumes, a flower in your hair
    And I will swing upon your moods, anytime you want me to
    Just tell me what you wanna do, anything you wanna do
    Lover anything you wanna do, lover anything you wanna do Writer/s: Conor M Oberst
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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