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Steely Dan Database: lyrics of "Our lawn"

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Lyrics of

Our lawn

They were the best days of the summer 
They will distract us no more
Spend what's in leftover pieces 
Across the garage floor
Girl it's a sad situation 
Tell me, what can it be?
What's happ'nin' all over Ann Street 
Is happ'ning all over me
We frolic with reckless, free abandon
It's got to be the rising line
Even as the season's ending 
We're running low on sweet borrowed time
Those dead leaves piled up out by the mailbox

Up against the first decent flow
We wondered what would it feel like
Just diving in that pool

All of sudden there's a tear in your eye
The end of an era soon is kissed goodbye
Our lawn is dying, we're watching it die

Well, when the sun starts looking lazy
Down at a quarter to five 
The girls are talking and laughing 
Up at the top of the drive
We cannot work in a dungeon
But about what we're gonna do
Who's gonna save the petunias
Now that we've forgotten to

A little taste, a little light conversation
Isn't that the way it always was
As a lousy zero-sum equation
Or a lesson in some long-lost losing cause
Greep is hungry, I can't read him
Tell him that I already gave
Tell him it's the midnight hour
Dancing by the side of the grave

The Rogers are crumbling now and it's starting to show
Right now Eve'll notice as it's going that slow
Our lawn is dying, in case you don't know


Let's throw a party in this doleful occasion
Show the bastards who you really are
No itchy goomba dance sensation
Just sending wishes to the wrong shooting star
All the way from DC to daylight
Illumination in the cold, gray dawn
Pick up on the cellular ray phone
In case you got to call someone
There's no-one the blame now
And there's nothing to do
Let's just make the best of 
What's me and whats you
Our lawn is dying, so, what else is new


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