Party Girls And Broken Poets

Album: Party Girls/Broken Poets (1984)
  • From the peninsula we stare across the bay
    From the peninsula we talk of yesterday
    Of the parties that are over - And who the midnight boys took home
    And now I sit and watch street walkers - standing next to a pay phone

    She took a moonlight swim - She glides across the bay
    We took a motorcar - Said we'd meet you half way
    And we waited for an hour - And they searched the whole next day
    But they never found nobody - Some parties just end up that way

    When you go out with a bad girl - You do things you thought you wouldn't do - When you go out with a bad boy - You do things you thought you couldn't do - You thought you wouldn't do

    Like a crystal ship, the poet's words will stay
    Like a teenage nymph, he gave too much away
    They use to find him in the morning
    With his head held in his hands - And he'd be crying about Lolita
    He said is anybody gonna understand
    He'd talk of Indians - He said they never lost their way
    But with us white men - The magic can just fade away
    Some say the opium drove him crazy
    Some say the Beaujolais drove him insane
    But there's an Indian girl named Lolita - dancing in Mexico in steaming rain

    When you go out with a bad girl - You do things you thought you wouldn't do - When you go out with a bad boy - You do things you thought you couldn't do - You thought you wouldn't do

    There's not a word of truth - in anything I say
    But I can't tell a lie - I was brought up that way
    All these stories have no meaning - Except for what you can see
    Of party girls and broken poets - They're not too different from you and me.

    When you go out with a bad girl - You do things you thought you wouldn't do - When you go out with a bad boy - You do things you thought you couldn't do - You thought you wouldn't do

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