Beautiful Disaster

Album: Honky Tonk Union (2000)
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  • Will you be my Mary Magdalene
    Would you be my American dream
    Will you mix your perfume up from diesel fumes and gasoline
    Be my sweet insurgent and load the magazine
    Let's shoot out the lights tonight
    We've been waitin' too long for them to turn green

    Now take the wheel the highway's clear
    I got the throttle now baby you steer
    And let's squeeze every drop out of this machine
    The coffee - the diesel - the methamphetamine
    'Til this Goddamn rig can't run no faster
    Baby ain't we a beautiful disaster

    So our stars'll burn their brightest
    Just before they burn out
    Here in our prime
    Well I know it's just the way of things
    So if we're short on years baby we're long on miles
    So let's grind the gears and sink the needle in the red on all the dials

    You know I love to watch them angels fightin' over you
    Heaven knows they left me long ago

    Oooh la salvadora
    Oh sweet catastrophe
    Ah siren song
    The captain says there's nothin' wrong
    As I dash my ship upon your shore
    A mad-drunk and reckless troubadour
    I'm outside here hollerin' at your door begging you for more of you

    Now take the wheel the highway is clear
    I got the throttle now baby you steer
    Let's squeeze every drop out of this machine
    The coffee - the diesel - the methamphetamine
    'Til the horses scream that they can't run no faster
    Baby ain't we a beautiful disaster

Comments: 1

  • Leo from Milwaukee,, WiThats a glockenspiel ?!? no wonder I couldnt identify it !! nice touch. Not a fan of Springsteen... you guys however are a totally different story ...great song, great metaphor.

    Favorite line.." you know how I love to watch those angels fighting over you"
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