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The Girl From Cement City


Album: West Country Boy
Category: Alternative Folk, Americana, British Isles



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Description: A live recording without amplification in a small Gloucestershire venue.

Bonnie Parker dreamed of meeting a man in a ten buck tie. This is how it all began...


Chorus:
Hey now, you look so pretty
Bonnie wee girl from Cement City
Hey now, you look so fine, high tailing cross the county line
Running away from a brand new crime all for the love of a ten-buck tie

She fell in love with a ten buck yellow silk tie
The prettiest thing she was ever gonna spy
Window shopping in her dreams
Fingers smoothing the hand-sewn seam
Abandoning a man serving twelve to seventeen

Chorus:
Hey now, you look so pretty...

Then who walked into Marco’s Diner?
Italian suit - couldn’t look much finer
He said ‘ Hey girl, what you doing here?’
You want champagne?
You want a beer?
She said ‘I want a life I can call my own’
So they jacked a car and headed on to Abalone

Chorus:
Hey now, you look so pretty...

They drove all day
Slept in the car
Raised a little cash
Did a little bar
But sometimes they would go a little too far
Stubbing Cuban Eights out in the whiskey jar

Chorus:
Hey now, you look so pretty...

So what you gonna do for show and tell?
There’s no one cheering on your road to hell
So what you gonna do for the kiss and run?
You’re wild and trigger happy with a smoking gun
But it ain’t much fun

Chorus:
Hey now, you look so pretty...

As their blood splattered crimson red In the dead day’s setting sun
The Buick windscreen widow-webbed
As two souls bled to Kingdom Come…

Chorus:
Hey now, you look so pretty...


Submitted: April 10, 2018 2:31AM


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