Blue Banisters

Album: Blue Banisters (2021)
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  • There's a picture on the wall of me on a John Deere
    Jenny handed me a beer, said, "How the hell did you get there?"
    Mm, mm
    There were flowers that were dry, sittin' on the dresser
    She asked me where they're from, I said, "A place I don't remember"
    Oklahoma (oh)

    Jenny jumped into the pool, she was swimmin' with Nikki Lane
    She said, "Most men don't want a woman with a legacy, it's of age"
    She said, "You can't be a muse and be happy, too
    You can't blacken the pages with Russian poetry and be happy"
    And that scared me
    'Cause I met a man who

    Said he'd come back every May
    Just to help me if I'd paint
    My banisters blue
    Blue banisters, ooh
    Said he'd fix my weathervane
    Give me children, take away my pain
    And paint my banisters blue
    My banisters blue

    There's a hole that's in my heart all my women try and heal
    They're doin' a good job convincin' me that it's not real
    It's heat lightning
    Oh, oh
    'Cause there's a man that's in my past, there's a man that's still right here
    He's real enough to touch and in my darkest nights
    He's shinin'

    Jenny was smokin' by the pool, we were writin' with Nikki Lane
    I said, "I'm scared of the Santa Clarita Fires, I wish that it would rain"
    I said, "The power of us three can bring absolutely anything
    Except that one thing, the diamonds, the rust, and the rain
    The thing that washes away the pain"
    But that's okay, 'cause

    Now when weather turns to May
    All my sisters come to paint
    My banisters green
    My blue banisters grey
    Tex and Mex are in the Bay
    Chucky's makin' birthday cake
    Chickens runnin' barefeet, there's a baby on the way
    And now my blue banisters are green and grey

    Summer comes, winter goes
    Spring, I skip, God knows
    Summer comes, winter goes
    Spring, I sleep, Heaven knows
    Every time it turns to May
    All my sisters fly to me
    To paint, paint


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