Sunday, September 17, 2006

Joey Goodbye

Apropros of nothing, the lyrics of an old Thump the Clouds song. Written as far as I can tell when Pete Doherty was about five. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

I knew Joey for a while
I guess I always liked his style
He'd break your hear with a smile
But you'd be laughing all the while
I met him at the usual bar
He tried to sell me his guitar

And that's the last time I saw Joey
Joey Goodbye

I heard Joe was in a fix
Needed more, and got less kicks
Mixin' things you shouldn't mix
Cuttin' corners, turnin' tricks
His man says you're my good friend
And you can try the special blend

And that's the last time he saw Joey
Joey Goodbye

Kids found Joey on waste ground
Straight and stiff and flat face down
All the people gathered round
And said nobody heard a sound
Watched the wagon pull away
But no one there had much to say

And that's the last time they saw Joey
Joey Goodbye

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