Gary Jules Umbilical Town Lyrics

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CD 1
  • 1 Broke Window
  • 2 No Poetry
  • 3 DTLA
  • 4 Lucky
  • 5 Something Else
  • 6 Pills
  • 7 Boat Song
  • 8 Umbilical Town
  • 9 The Princess of Hollywood Way
  • 10 Patchwork G
  • 11 Mad World
  • I hear you've got a pocket full of words
    That you keep in the garage
    Together with the feather and the fireworks
    A surftown hero who's got one foot in the garden
    Where the neon-lighted cocktail glasses bloom
    And they built you a model airplane
    Like the one that brought you back to Lindbergh field
    Now you're counting your change by the streetlights on India
    "Hey, it's me again, I'm faded...could I please come over?"

    You can do what you want
    In umbilical town
    In a waterfront bar

    Old gap-toothed Annie was a friend of mine
    The third time around she was born again
    She must have burned at least a half-a-million dollars
    In the little rooms next door to wash-and-fold
    And there ain't no consolation prize
    There is no backdoor to innocence
    Just the wild-eyed faces and names that you've forgotten
    "Hey, the money's gone, I'm broken, could I please come over?"

    You can do what you want
    In umbilical town
    In that waterfront bar

    I've been dreaming we were born together
    I've been thinking about it
    'Been lurking backstreets-kicking down alleyways
    I've been thinking about it
    How it's always worse than it appears
    Raskolnikov's out on the stairs
    Howling at the man in the moon
    They say he lost control
    Between the suburbs and the barrio
    Tired from too much too soon
    Now the air is thick with compromises
    We're always on the way
    So I take comfort in the only life I know

    Well you can do what you want
    In umbilical town
    At the waterfront bar
    In umbilical town
    You can do what you want
    You can do what you want
    You can do what you want


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