The Ballad of Peter Daniels

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Peter Daniels grabs the handle
Blue Camaro goin’ to see LA
With his cocaine problem taken care of
No one to blame it on, and the dews hangin in there tight
To his ripe red headlights.

He just can’t sing some sorry praises
He can’t just drive and count the Days Inns
All the way to Burbank, love
‘Cos it’s about longing
And it’s disappointing

Jackie Daniels in a foam cup
Getting a hard on like Dino Martin
Saying “Boy I burned ‘em!” and “I sure could learn ‘em.”
Every morning turns ‘em back into a dream
Fuck debt and toothaches.

He needs a girl
He needs a morning
He needs a girl

And it's about longing
And it's about bonding
And it's about resting

He just can’t laugh like nothing’s gone at all
With the TV on MUTE
And the ironing board all
Smoking like a teenager
And man it’s so damn easy.


from Dark Day to Drive, released May 8, 2014
Mickey Doolittle -- vocals, piano

Maya Shanker -- violin



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Mickey Doolittle is the alias of Michael A. Hesslein.

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