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It Won't Be Pretty

from The Early Treasuries by Abe Loomis

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It Won’t Be Pretty (Abe Loomis)

They got all these sounds in the same machine
All these voices high and clean
I don’t know about you brother, but I’m ready to shout

Little lost girls run on beats and fumes
Whoa whoa baby in the empty rooms
You can hear the engineer and the brakeman
Having it out

And it won't be pretty
It won't be kind at all
It won't be pretty
You better find a wall

And just love, love, love, love, love that girl to death
Come on and love, love, love, love this world with every breath

inst break

Now there's ducks in the river, chasing the fish
The cat's in the window like Lillian Gish
I’m at the table with the dice in my hand
Down at the Mirage

Red rooster, hummingbird, stumbling prayer
The sun in your eyes and the moon in your hair
And the wine and the sea
Well it's a marvelous collage

chorus to out


from The Early Treasuries, released April 14, 2014


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