Walkin' Blue

from by Dan Jones

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Walkin' blue, afternoon
like a bug out on the pavement
throwing pennies in a concrete canal
on the way to an air-conditioned action double feature

walkin' blue
fresh out of school
I never met the ones who made me
I caught a cab, I had my old book bag
and the road rolled out
like brand-new stationery

I remember that room for rent
with two bipolar graduates
writing hard-boiled poetry
while a girl fixed vintage drinks
working on her phd
in postwar pornography theory

golden threads
and empty beds
paperbacks and moonbeams
some kinds of life are like invisible ink
on a banner up and down
the alleys and the sidestreets

this is a love song
for sweet routines
spiral notebooks
and crooked teeth
this is a love song
for sad cafes
ink on your fingers
and lonely days
and growing pains
and lonely days
and who cares anyway

walkin blue afternoon
like a bug out on the pavement
throwing pennies in a concrete canal
on the way to an air-conditioned
action double-feature

credits

from One Man Submarine, released January 1, 2003
Dan Jones: 6 & 12-string electric/vocals
Bill Barnett: acoustic guitar
Jake Pavlak: electric guitar
Jivan Valpey: drums

Produced by Scott McClean and Dan Jones
Engineered and Mixed by Bill Barnett at Gung Ho
Mastered by Jim Rusby
Released by Leisure King Productions 2003

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Dan Jones Kansas City, Missouri

After 20 + years in the Northwest, I moved back to Kansas City and formed SquidsKC with old friends Steve Tulipana, Alex Alexander, and Matt Ronan. SquidsKC play songs from all my solo and band projects, and we are at work on new material.

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