Year Two, Week Forty: “Maps to the Stars”

Lyrics:

Red lips and well-placed bets
That’s about as good as this life gets
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
She had a voice like it came from an old Victrola
She’s about as green as a four-leaf clover
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
She spent her days in Tejano bars
Selena karaoke and maps to the stars
I’d ask her where she’s from, she would shake her head
Never mind Joe, just kiss me instead
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

Well there’s a home-cooked meal
Hot chicken and collard greens
and it will make you feel
like you’re not so all alone
and this whole damn year
will fade away like an old bad dream
and you’ll take a map to the stars and follow it home
take a map to the stars and follow it home

Studio time costs a grand a day
I’ll sell my blood to help us pay
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
Someone broke into the van and stole the bass
Took the whole rig but left the case
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
I heard her crying in the other room
This city’s gonna be the death of me soon
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
She left a goodbye note, said we coulda been great
We shoulda started sooner but we started too late
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

Well there’s a home-cooked meal
Hot chicken and collard greens
and it will make you feel
like you’re not so all alone
and this whole damn year
will fade away like an old bad dream
and you’ll take a map to the stars and follow it home
take a map to the stars and follow it home

Red lips and well-placed bets
Elephants and heartbreak never forget
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
She went back home, that’s the word on the street
Pregnant in the kitchen with two bare feet
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
Way back in the country, where the trees are haunted
I guess I couldn’t give her whatever she wanted
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
It’s hot in the city and there ain’t no shade
I hope she remembers the promise I made
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

Well there’s a home-cooked meal
Hot chicken and collard greens
and it will make you feel
like you’re not so all alone
and this whole damn year
will fade away like an old bad dream
and you’ll take a map to the stars and follow it home
take a map to the stars and follow it home

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