Lyrics

Lyrics

The following lyrics come from either CD liner sleeves, or personal interpretations of tapes we have. Unfortunately not every Hopkin's tune is listed here (nor is every song listed in the discography page) because we don't have copies of all the songs.

100 Summers

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by The Psalms
Recorded by The Psalms
Appearing on No Great Cathedral
It's getting dark and not too bright
Nada still to pray
I still can see you through the tears
I watched you walk away
It's time for seeing things like these
Though mine is long since past
I wrote it down it stared at me
Made too much sense to last
Now the party's over
Ashamed to hang around
The twisted smile you wore so well
Is nowhere to be found
Feeling that was promised
Is left for someone else
At times I even wonder if the things we said we felt

100 summers in one night
100 summers, in one night with you

Come and join me by the fire
Your halo's dark as mine
Sit and talk of days gone by
100 summers gone
Waist deep in our own remorse
We all know why we're here
We dance and drink and chase our tails
And dance the fire down

100 summers in one night
100 summers, in one night with you

Do you believe like I do
(Do you believe)
Do you believe like I do
(Do you believe) .....
Spoken by Doug primarily with a few other voices in there
Once if my memory serves me well
My life was a banquet
Where every heart revealed itself
Where every wine flowed
One evening I took beauty in my arms
I thought her bitter and I insulted her.
Eternity is in love with the productions of time
Enough!
I spoke too much
Prisons are built with stones of law,
Brothels, with bricks of religion
And springtime brought me the frightful laugh of an idiot

25 Women Ago

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Doug Hopkins & Robin Wilson
Appearing on Doug Hopkins & Robin Wilson Acoustic Demos
She used to love me
But she just couldn't say it
Her friends just told me
I just found out today
I could have had her in my arms
But I didn't know
That she used to love me
But that was twenty-five women ago

If she just could have told me
You know I would have been true
But she knows all about the girls that I've had
There's not a thing I can do
Why did they have to tell me
I wish that I just didn't know
That I could have been happy
But that was twenty-five women ago

I close my eyes and I see her
She's even lovelier now
I want to ask her to give me one more chance
But I don't even know how
And then she speaks to me softly
And says there's one thing that I know
You get but one chance at true love
And yours was twenty-five women ago

A Story I Was Told

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by The Psalms
Recorded by The Psalms
Appearing on A Story I Was Told
They watched my dreams turn into plans
And sent them shrinking back again
A time for everything they said
You can't tempt fate to get ahead
A word to keep things all on cue
A chance to say, but not to do
A time, a penance and a name
I don't deserve it all the same
A story handed down to us
And we can never measure up
It praises things that just aren't there
And yet, they tell it everywhere
A promise made but never kept
The one they break without regret
The myth defeats us all and then,
They send you back to try again

It's a standard no one can live for
There's always somebody better
I don't come close to a story I was told.

They watched my dreams turn into plans
And sent them shrinking back again
A time for everything they said
You can't tempt fate to get ahead
A word to keep things all on cue
A chance to say but not to do
A time and penance and a name
I don't deserve it all the same

The story I was told
Never seems to change
I can never win
And it can never age

Absolutely Right And Wrong

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Chimeras
Recorded by Chimeras
Appearing on N/A
The black girl in a white dress
Steals the city away from sleep
The sun is gone
The moon is rising
On dreams that she's not realizing
She pauses for a moment
At the entrance of the liquor store

And she finds it hard to get along without
Absolutely right and wrong

And the wallet was just lying
In the garbage on the phone booth floor
87 dollars richer
A lotto ticket
And some pictures
A drivers license falls out
In the three steps to the lost and found

But she finds it hard to get along without
Absolutely right and wrong

And it ain't easy writing a bible
Every minute of every day
Whoah, but that's just what she's doing
Everytime you hear her clear her throat and say

That she wasn't really lying
She just left a few things out
How she slept with the man
A man who wasn't her one and only wedded husband
She tells them she slept over
At the apartment of a long lost friend

And she finds it hard to get along without
Absolutely right and wrong

And she finds it hard to get along without
Absolutely right and wrong

Angels Tonight

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Algebra Ranch
Recorded by Ten O'Clock Scholars
Appearing on Demos (Ten O'Clock Scholars)
Party girls between the sheets
She can't show that much to me
I'd rather drink until I see
Angels tonight

I had a girl I thought was mine
I wised up and just in time
Such wisdom makes these sluts look like
Angels tonight...

As we collide as the lights go out
There's someone else she thinks about
It's all the best that I can't figure out
Angels tonight...

Party girls between the sheets
She can't show that much to me
I'd rather drink until I see
Angels tonight

I had a girl I thought was mine
I wised up and just in time
Such wisdom makes these sluts look like
Angels tonight...

Blame It On The Sky

Written by Doug Hopkins / Jim Swafford / Dave McKay
Performed by Ten O'Clock Scholars
Recorded by The Feedbags
Appearing on ???
Morning Union Station
Might I use you today
Ya see, I'm in need of shelter
The sky has turned to gray

Bitter winds blow
Blow right through my eyes
Bitter winds blow
Blame it on the sky
Blame it on the sky

It's a lonesome stroll
Down Broadway Avenue
To the corner where the whiskey flows
Helps me forget the life I once knew

Bitter winds blow
Blow right through my eyes
Bitter winds blow
Blame it on the sky
Blame it on the sky

Down at the square
The deals go down with the runaways
I finish that bottle there
And join on in
With the sad parade

So long Union Station
I'll thank you once again
If ever in need of shelter
In you I've found a friend

Bitter winds blow
Blow right through my eyes
Bitter winds blow
Blame it on the sky
Blame it on the sky
Blame it on
Blame it on
Blame it on the sky

Blue Eyes Bleeding

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Ten O'Clock Scholars
Recorded by Ten O'Clock Scholars
Appearing on Demos (Ten O'Clock Scholars)
Hey Paleface, in the morning sun
Hanging out with my only friends
Little early, to be so tired
Or late for going on the med

Well, two white boys from the wrong side of town
Smiling mighty hard while the money runs out
Blue eyes bleeding in the marquee lights
So what's it gonna be
Your smokes, or mine?

Neph was driving
Think I rode shotgun
Down by water, chances are
Endless summer just burning in heaven
Boning up for finals in a bar

Well, I hear you laugh when you ask if I'm me
Are you coming home for Christmas
Come on, pretty please?
Spent in a boxcar
Wind blowing in
Transistor radio, bottle of gin

On the way home
Neph wasn't feeling too good
As we pulled to the side of the road
He was kneeling, I was laughing
As he tossed himself all over my clothes

Two white boys from the wrong side of town
Smiling mighty hard while the money runs out
Blue eyes bleeding in the marquee lights
So what's it gonna be, what's it gonna be

Two white boys from the wrong side of town
Smiling mighty hard while the money runs out
Blue eyes bleeding in the marquee lights
So what's it gonna be
Your smokes, or mine?

Just fine

Cathedral City

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Chimeras
Recorded by Chimeras
Appearing on Songs Of Innocence
Cathedral City in the dust
Standing tall in twilight
And held up by rust
29 palms to line the way
Towards a place I think of often
But don't really want to stay in

Lightening hangs before my eyes
Like the veins inside a leaf
And every color in the sky
Rejoices to be seen
The crying of a baby
The dying of the sun
Today maybe just ending
But tonight has just begun

The wind just whips the smoke away
Out from the ocean
It drags salt and sea fog through LA
200 miles from any shore
The night comes up into the sky
From some indifferent source

Lightening hangs before my eyes
Like the veins inside a leaf
And every color in the sky
Rejoices to be seen
The crying of a baby
The dying of the sun
Today maybe just ending
But tonight has just begun

From the horizon to the sky
The colors and the lights
They darken as the sun is falling down
Across the dust
Into the trees
And from back to you and me
The shadows make them fade and vanish

Lightening hangs before my eyes
Like the veins inside a leaf
And every color in the sky
Rejoices to be seen
The crying of a baby
The dying of the sun
Today maybe just ending
But tonight has just begun

Cheatin'

Written by Doug Hopkins / Jesse Valenzula
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on New Miserable Experience
New York City where it's cold as hell
And the streetlights shone in my blue room
I was thinking about the nights we spent
Back in Galveston beneath the Georgia moon
It was early and I'd had my share
I was countin' change for a cab ride back to bed
She looked to me through the cold night air
And thoughts of you kicked off inside my head
Well she was tall hair dark as midnight
She had a way just like you do
To make me feel just like a woman should
You can't call it cheatin'
Cause she reminds me of you...

Though I loved you and the trust we shared
Lord don't tell me that I've thrown it all away
A moment's weakness shouldn't change the fact
That I need you and there's nothing more to say
Lord she was tall hair dark as midnight
She had a way just like you do
To make me feel just like a woman should
You can't call it cheatin'
Cause she reminds me of you

Christmas Island

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by The Psalms
Recorded by The Psalms
Appearing on A Story I Was Told
Long was the time I've suffered through
Ugly are the scars I wear
Hate was the gift they gave to me
But part of me is still lost there

Anger is the water that takes you there
Defiance is the sun on the sand
Baptized by the pain we've both been though
Let's wander back hand in hand

But when you look back there
Christmas Island runs and hides
Never quite without it
There's a temper, never dies

Carry the feeling with me still
Everybody has their own
Years worth of Christmas taught me well
But that was the way I chose

But when you look back there
Christmas Island runs and hides
Never quite without it
There's a temper, never dies

You can't see mine
You've got your own
Don't try to find it
Leave yours alone

Dream With You

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Algebra Ranch
Recorded by Ten O'Clock Scholars
Appearing on Demos (Ten O'Clock Scholars)
Amena lays in the dark all day
She waits for the sun to go down
And in her novel we appear
To change her moods around
Well she forgets you now
Well she forgets you now

And girls like that they own the world
They'll sell you what you need
On languid streets you search for her
You win her in your sleep
Well she leads you on
Well she leads you on

Dream with you
Well she could only dream with you
And the distance keeps her warm

Her letters talk of things she's seen
Her silence what she's learned
Reminisce and drink with them
To hasten her return
Well she forgets you now
Well she forgets you now...

Dream with you
Well she could only
And the distance keeps her warm
Dream with you
Well she could only
And the distance keeps her warm
Dream with you...

Fireworks

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on Dusted
The fireworks from the rooftops fall
Down around whole town
And it seems like so long
Since I've had you beside me here
The streets we walked together
Have nothing to show me now
And it seems like so long
Since I've had you beside me here

Well he's got ropes and chains
All around her heart
And nothing I can say could ever tear them apart

The phone calls come less often
From the other side of this room
And the things she won't say
Just reminds me she's not alone
Well I can't help but feeling
A little more than blue
Cause the things that matter
Just don't mean a damn to you

Well he's got ropes and chains
All around her heart
And nothing I can say could ever tear them apart

The fireworks from the roofs tops fall
Down around you
And it it seems like so long
Since I've had you beside me here
Well the streets we walked together
Have nothing to show me now
And it seems like so long
Since I've had you beside me here

Well he's got ropes and chains
All around her heart
And nothing I can say could ever tear them apart

Found Out About You

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on Dusted
All last summer in case you don't recall
I was yours and you were mine forget it all
Is there a line that I could write
Sad enough to make you cry
All the lines you wrote to me were lies

The months roll past the love that you struck dead
Did you love me only in my head?
Things you said and did to me
Seemed to come so easily
The love I thought I'd won you give for free

Whispers at the bus stop
I heard about nights out in the school yard
I found out about you

Rumors follow everywhere you go
Like when you left and I was last to know
You're famous now and there's no doubt
In all the places you hang out
They know your name and know what you're about

Whispers at the bus stop
I heard about nights out in the school yard
I found out about you

Street lights blink on through the car window
I get the time too often on AM radio
You know it's all I think about
I write your name drive past your house
Your boyfriend's over I watch your light go out

Whispers at the bus stop
I heard about nights out in the school yard
I found out about you

Hey Jealousy

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on Dusted
Tell me do you think it'd be all right
If I could just crash here tonight
You can see I'm in no shape for driving
And anyway I've got no place to go
And you know it might not be that bad
You were the best I'd ever had
If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago
I might not be alone

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found
To take its place...Hey Jealousy

And you can trust me not to think
And not to sleep around
If you don't expect too much from me
You might not be let down
Cause all I really want is to be with you
Feeling like I matter too
If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago
I might be here with you

Tomorrow we can drive around this town
And let the cops chase us around
The past is gone but something might be found
To take its place...Hey Jealousy

Well, she took my heart
There's only one thing I couldn't start

Hold Me Down

Written by Doug Hopkins / Robin Wilson
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on New Miserable Experience
So I guess I must have just been dreaming
When I thought I heard myself say no
Anyway it looks like no one heard me so here I go
Cause when you're in the company of strangers
Or just the strangers you call friends
You know before you start just how it's going to end

When the doors swing open and all the drinks are passed around
Anytime the pickins look too easy...hold me down

I can't remember why I like this feeling
When it only seems to let me down
Soon I find I'm searching for the exit from the ground
If I think the room is turning faster
Then I think the music is too loud
By then I've lived another broken story to let me down

When those doors swing open and all the drinks are passed around
When half the party moves into the bathroom...hold me down
Or if you're at the tail end of the evening
And Dr. Feelgood comes around
Anytime the pickins look too easy...hold me down
Down if I want that part
Down if I've gone too far

Well I guess I must have just been reeling
When I felt myself begin to fall
I realize I'm bounding down the hallways and off the walls
If my bed was standing in the corner
I could just fall into it right now
And know that I'd just be staring at the ceiling going round

When those doors swing open and all the drinks are passed around
Anytime the pickins look too easy...hold me down

Keli Richards

Written by Doug Hopkins / Bill Leen
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on Dusted
She came to L.A. all the way from Boston town
She wound up on the screen where I saw her goin' down
Now I can't see you
I can't see you at all
No I don't know you
I don't know you at all

I bought her films, yeah I bought all her magazines
And I watched her every move until I saw her in my dreams
Now I can't stand it
See you caught from behind
No I don't know you
Girl you gotta be mine

Keli Richards come on...

Well I bought a gun, there's just one thing left to do
Now I can't make up my mind it comes down to me or you
Now I can't see you
I can't see you at all
No I don't know you
I don't know you at all
Keli Richards come on..

Long Last Lonely Mile

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Chimeras
Recorded by Chimeras
Appearing on Bars & Guitars
Well I don't feel much like tryin' to be a man
To keep from cryin'
Because it's a sure bet I'll be lonesome for a while
And I might have to do some drinkin'
Hey I think I might just get stinkin'
Cause it's a cold walk down that long last lonely mile

Well I came home drunk from work early yesterday
I was tired and I'd been fired and I felt half dead
I got a one hell of greetin'
Found a brand new way of cheatin'
It was a woman, not a man with you in bed

And I don't feel much like tryin' to be a man
To keep from cryin'
Because it's a sure bet I'll be lonesome for a while
And I might have to do some drinkin'
Yeah I think I might just get stinkin'
Cause it's a cold walk down that long last lonely mile

Better men have sought the bible
But I was needin' a quick revival
I've been cheated on before, but not like that
I'm gonna catch that train and I'll tell the porter
"Aim that son-a-bitch for the border"
I make my home where I lay my bottle and I lay my hat

And I don't feel much like tryin' to be a man
To keep from cryin'
Because it's a sure bet I'll be lonesome for a while
And I might have to do some drinkin'
Yeah I think I might just get stinkin'
Cause it's a cold walk down that long last lonely mile

And I don't feel much like tryin' to be a man
To keep from cryin'
Because it's a sure bet I'll be lonesome for a while
And I might have to do some drinkin'
Yeah I think I might just get stinkin'
Cause it's a cold walk down that long last lonely mile

Lost Horizons

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on Dusted
The last horizons I can see are filled with bars and factories
and in them all we fight to stay awake...

Drink enough of anything to make this world look new again
Drunk drunk drunk in the gardens and the graves

She had nothing left to say so she said she loved me
I stood there grateful for the lie...

Drink enough of anything to make this girl look new again
Drunk drunk drunk in the gardens and the graves

Turn summer trees to bones and ice
Turn insect songs against the night
With words we build and words we break
I'm drunk drunk drunk in the gardens and the graves...

Maybe I could use you to reassure myself
I wouldn't wish this indecision on anybody else
Drink enough of anything to make this world look new again
And when the sin smiles how could it be wrong

The last horizons I could see are now resigned to memories
I never thought I'd still be here today...

Drink enough of anything to make myself look new again
Drunk drunk drunk in the gardens and the graves

My Guardian Angel

Written by Doug Hopkins / Mark Zubia
Performed by The Chimeras
Recorded by The Pistoleros
Appearing on Hang On To Nothing
And as I hurdle through the cold Nebraskan night
I hear your voice and know that I might be alright
And though I once was rich
I know what it is to be hungry
And though I've nearly drowned
I know what it is to be thirsty

Translation: You're my guardian Angel
My sweetest companion
Don't ever leave me
In the nighttime or the daylight
Angel de mi guarda
De me dulce compania
No me desampares
Ni de noche, ne di dia

And as the dawn comes
And a brand new day begins
And day seems darker than the night have ever been
And though I once was rich
I know what it is to be hungry
And though I nearly drowned
I know what it is to be thirsty
Angel de mi guarda....

Míja Veda

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Chimeras
Recorded by Chimeras
Appearing on N/A
I see her lying fast asleep against the window
As the pale 6:30 sunset brings the night on down
Down upon these streets that we live
From one end to the other
And if I woke her up right now it might be time

To sit us down
Míja Veda
You've been too long on the avenue
This highway runs straight to the ocean
Think of how you'd feel
Out on the road, away from here
With Phoenix in our rear view mirror
And the radio grows fainter
As the towers fall from sight

It ain't easy leaving your whole life behind you
But it ain't like this whole towns gonna disappear anymore
The fantasy's gone
We'll be back someday
And we will be remembered
And everything we missed will still be here

So wake up now
Míja Veda
You've been too long on the avenue
This highway runs straight to the ocean
Think of how you'd feel
Out on the road, away from here
With Phoenix in our rear view mirror
And the radio grows fainter
As the towers fall from sight

Feel your life
Breaking like a wave
Like the feeling
That sometimes rushes over you
When the night just feels like it shouldn't be over
But all the lights have burnt away
To be seen
And don't we all remember it

So wake up now
Míja Veda
You've been too long on the avenue
This highway runs straight to the ocean
Think of how you'd feel
Out on the road, away from here
With Phoenix in our rear view mirror
And the radio grows fainter
As the towers fall from sight

Míja Veda
You've been too long on the avenue
This highway runs straight to the ocean
Think of how you'd feel
Out on the road, away from here
With Phoenix in our rear view mirror
And the radio grows fainter
As the towers fall from sight
And the radio grows fainter
As the towers fall

Pieces Of The Night

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on Studio Demos
Is it any wonder that the stars just don't rush by
When you're only doin' 60 through this oh-so-vacant night
But it's lacking something big this time
What the hell did you expect to find
Aphrodite on a barstool by your side

Twelfth night we go
After something everyone should know
Somewhere in the distance out of sight...
Then I saw: gin mill rainfall
What do you remember if at all
Only pieces of the night...

And is it any wonder in the middle of the crowd
If you let your feet get trampled on
When the music is that loud
But you wanted to be where you are
But it looked much better from afar
A hillside in shadow
Between the people and the stars

Twelfth night we go
After something everyone should know
Somewhere in the distance out of sight...
Then I saw: gin mill rainfall
What do you remember if at all
Only pieces of the night...

It seems so distant
But still only half the night away
Where notions between your questions come too
Is it any wonder where
The pieces of the night have been...

Ponyboy And Johnny

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Chimeras
Recorded by Chimeras
Appearing on Songs Of Innocence
All the sun and all the lightening
Are so far past beneath
And all the hopes and muses
And everything between
They'll wring you out
And they'll hang you up
And you knew it even then
But you know you'll make the same mistakes
When you pass this way again

And if we didn't look so hard for wrinkles
We wouldn't be so quick to grow old
And Johnny knew what he was asking
When he told Pony Boy to stay gold

And live and learn is what they tell you
Make lessons from mistakes
To turn stupidity into some kind of knowledge
However many tries it takes
It sounds to simple
And it sounds so sweet
When they lay life out that way
But you lose your youth
And what lies beyond
Just trying to find today

And if we didn't look so hard for wrinkles
We wouldn't be so quick to grow old
And Johnny knew what he was asking
When he told Pony Boy to stay gold

And there's nothing here worth wanting
So walk on by
There's nothing here worth wanting
So walk on by
And if we didn't look so hard for wrinkles...

Scared To Death

Written by Doug Hopkins
Performed by Chimeras
Recorded by Chimeras
Appearing on N/A
Sometimes you act as if you're the only one who's ever suffered
And I know you know better than that
And sometimes the things you do to yourself
You worry me clear to the point where I can't
Be with you when you need me
I know I should walk away and yet
It's yourself you're killing
But it's me you're scaring to death

You've always had good intentions, I suppose
But we both know the road to hell is paved with those
Did you honestly think the breath of life was free?
(Look what it's done to you, look what it's done for me)
I'll be with you when you need me
I know I should walk away and yet
It's yourself you're killing
But it's me you're scaring to death

Sometimes it's just too hard to be your friend
(I just can't watch you go through all of this again)
You wrote this script, I guess you know the end
(Sometimes it's just too hard to be your friend)

You've got to learn how to learn
You've got to learn to believe
In something greater than yourself for you and me
Sometimes I wonder if you ever listen to me at all
(I always listen to you, and I come when you call)
You know I'll stand by you, every single step of the way
But it's your decision
I'll just hold your hand and pray

Slave Dealer's Daughter

Written by Doug Hopkins / Bill Leen
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Gin Blossoms
Appearing on Dusted
I've been trying for so long
Trying to forget
The ports of northern Africa and the man I met
He said he had a daughter
Maybe I could meet her
He thought I was a trader
Oh, that was how I met
That slave dealer's daughter

Her eyes were black her hair was raven
Her skin was soft and brown
Eighteen years she looked a woman
I thought she'd been around
She'd never met a jailbird
I knew that she was lonely
She offered me her body
So I fell in love
With that slave dealer's daughter

Her father's men came after me
Trying to hunt me down
For three long years I've hid my face
And run from town to town
She never met a jailbird
I knew that she was lonely
She offered me her body
So I fell in love
With that slave dealer's daugther

Southbound Train

Written by Doug Hopkins / Mark Zubia / Lawrence Zubia
Performed by Chimeras
Recorded by Chimeras
Appearing on Bars & Guitars
As autumn turns to winter
And half the moon moves across the sky
Every bar and cafe on this street
All seem haunted now to me
Just like every jukebox and every dance floor
And I bet you couldn't find
A single hotel doorway
That I haven't slept behind

And though I can't rewrite the past
Or change the things I've done
I might just catch the last train at the crossing
If I run

So pick me up, and take me down
Southbound train, southbound train
A hundred miles from here to Tucson
Might be far enough away
Might be far enough away

And it's happened once to often now
I never can recall her name
Finding myself plastered on a barstool
Between two of my old flames
I pretend that I don't remember
And they pretend that they don't care
And we stare straight ahead in silence
And wish that they weren't there

And though I can't rewrite the past
Or change the things I've done
I might just catch the last train at the crossing
If I run

So pick me up, and take me down
Southbound train, southbound train
A hundred miles from here to Tucson
Might be far enough away
Might be far enough away
I've seen about as many familar faces
As I can stand to see today
So pick me up, and take me down
Southbound train, southbound train

And when I get to Tucson
And find a place to stay
I'll drop a line so you can tell me
Just how glad you are that I'm away

And though I can't rewrite the past
Or change the things I've done
I might just catch the last train at the crossing
If I run

So pick me up, and take me down
Southbound train, southbound train
A hundred miles from here to Tucson
Might be far enough away
I've seen about as many familar faces
As I can stand to see today
So pick me up, and take me down
Southbound train, southbound train
Southbound train, southbound train

Still Wondering Where Those Bastards Are

Written by Doug Hopkins / Robin Wilson
Performed by Gin Blossoms
Recorded by Doug Hopkins & Robin Wilson
Appearing on Doug Hopkins & Robin Wilson Acoustic Demos
We were on our way to Flagstaff
Driving up that windy road
With two roadworthy vehicles
And one hellacious load
Somehow they fell behind us
We thought we'd meet them there
But here we are in Flagstaff
And the van's Christ knows where

And I'm still wondering where those bastards are
They're probably swilling in some Sedona bar
I think I'll have a cigarette and I'll sit here on the car
'Cause I'm still wondering where those bastards are

Well they didn't bother calling
They knew just where we'd be
The band was told to start at nine
And now it's ten-fifteen
If we don't get set up and play
The bar will close its doors
Then we'll have to pay for our way home
By sweeping up the floors

But I'm still wondering where those bastards are
They're probably swilling in some Sedona bar
I think I'll have a cigarette and I'll sit here on the car
'Cause I'm still wondering where those bastards are

The owner told us flatly
We won't play here again
Until hell freezes over,
Perhaps not even then
Well it's time to leave this empty bar
It's closing anyway
You might say we're shit out of luck
But all that I can say is...

I'm still wondering where those bastards
They're probably swilling in some Sedona bar
I think I'll have a cigarette and I'll sit here on the car
'Cause I'm still wondering where those bastards are.