Okkervil River Auntie Alice Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Auntie Alice, where are you now?
We rang your number and they called it "disconnected"
In a dream you come sailing out
Of a pool of deep blue water
Auntie Alice keeps spiders in her house
Feeds them earwigs and mosquitoes
Her pink tongue comes darting out
From where her front teeth are missing

[Verse 2]
I went downstairs in the middle of the night
Because I heard her scratching at the door
She fed me chocolates and said she could not sleep
Asked me what the bug light was for
Auntie Alice wears the same dress every day
Butter turns green on her counter
She sings me songs she learned on Christmas eve
Tells me stories about castles

[Bridge]
"The number you have dialed
Is not in service" it said
"Hang up or dial again"
Auntie Alice have you found your palace yet?

[Verse 3]
Auntie Alice, look out for us
Who think we know where we are going
Your picture gathers dust on the fridge
And watches we keep our appointments
Auntie Alice is howling through the woods
Auntie Alice in my dream
Somehow gone from the phone book for good
Life forms around you when you leave

Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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