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The Magnetic Fields Two Characters in Search of a Country Song Lyrics

Last updated: 02/19/2012 10:00:00 AM

You were just like me
you were one big bruise
In the game of life with your playing too lose
You were Jessy James
I was William Tell
You were Daniel Webster
I was the devil himself

Two characters in search of a country song
Just make believe, but so in love
Two characters been listin' all night long
for voices from Nashville above

Hell in eighteen wheels
at a hundred per
We went crashing through the Jersey barrier
But the road went on
over dale and hill
You were Calamity Jane
and I was Wild Bill

Two characters in search of a country song
Just make believe, but so in love
Two characters been listin' all night long
for voices from Nashville above


Two characters in search of a country song
Just make believe, but so in love
Two characters been listin' all night long
for voices from Nashville above

Thanks to a.magnetic.field@gmail.com for submitting Two Characters in Search of a Country Song Lyrics.



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Ed is short-sighted | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/17/12

This other review of the song by Ed is short-sighted. Merritt's lyrics VERY OFTEN deal with gender fluidity. In "Old Orchard Beach," for instance, the lyrics read: "You were a little girl with starry eyes / Now you're a sad young man and no one knows why." : P

Is there a gender issue? | Reviewer: Ed | 12/23/10

I haven't listened to the song, but read the lyrics. Being strong on lyrics, I thought the pairing of names peculiar, since it was Jesse James/William tell; Daniel Webster/Devil himself...then listed Calamity Jane/Wild Bill. Male-male-female. The small things that shoot a song down.