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Papa Was a Rodeo
The Magnetic Fields Lyrics


I like your twisted point of view, Mike
I like your questioning eyebrows
You've made it pretty clear what you like
It's only fair to tell you now

that I leave early in the morning
and I won't be back till next year
I see that kiss-me pucker forming
but maybe you should plug it with a beer, cause

Papa was a rodeo, Mama was a rock'n'roll band
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand
Home was anywhere with diesel gas, Love was a trucker's hand
Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand
Before you kiss me you should know
Papa was a rodeo

The light reflecting off the mirror ball
looks like a thousand swirling eyes
They make me think I shouldn't be here at all
You know, every minute someone dies

What are we doing in this dive bar
How can you live in a place like this
Why don't you just get into my car
and I'll take you away I'll take that kiss now, but

(Boy) Papa was a rodeo

And now it's 55 years later
We've had the romance of the century
After all these years wrestling gators
I still feel like crying when I think of what you said to me

Papa was a rodeo

Before you kiss me you should know, Papa was a rodeo
What a coincidence, your Papa was a rodeo too

Lyrics © ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Stephin Merritt

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

TitusPazmany

I like your twisted point of view, Mike
I like your questioning eyebrows
You've made it pretty clear what you like
It's only fair to tell you now

that I leave early in the morning
and I won't be back till next year
I see that kiss-me pucker forming
but maybe you should plug it with a beer, cause

Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand
Home was anywhere with diesel gas - Love was a trucker's hand
Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand
Before you kiss me you should know
Papa was a rodeo

The light reflecting off the mirror ball
looks like a thousand swirling eyes
They make me think I shouldn't be here at all
You know, every minute someone dies

What are we doing in this dive bar
How can you live in a place like this
Why don't you just get into my car
and I'll take you away I'll take that kiss now, but

Papa was a rodeo...

And now it's 55 years later
We've had the romance of the century
After all these years wrestling gators
I still feel like crying when I think of what you said to me

(boy) Papa was a rodeo...

Before you kiss me you should know - Papa was a rodeo
What a coincidence, your Papa was a rodeo too



All comments from YouTube:

missdomino140

you know when you hear the first few bars of a song and it just has you? You must include it in your regular morning repertoire and play the shit out of it over and over? Yeah, this was that song this morning for me. Love that feeling

Ian Smith

like #69 :)

Colonthree Enterprises

I don't like it because I exhaust songs by doing that and I never listen to them again. ;_;

Amor Extranjero

missdomino140 I agree with you. It's nice to see other people feel the same about a particular song.

Stan Usher

A song to listen to at least once a day

Ruby Belle

this whole record feels very personal, like I am reading someone's journal

Sami Weber

This song is so wonderful. It always gives me shivers

Frezy

One of my favorite albums/bands. Great lyrics, nice voices and the quantity of songs on their albums is impressive :)

Albianism

Brilliant work. Bass voice's always good, then combine that with avant garde lyrics, yep, perty damn kewl.
Nice to know RadioNZ play's this sort of coolness

Wally Iverson

Rediscovered this band after a decade. Still as good.

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