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Carpenter's Arms

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Jan Bell and the cheap dates
Jan Bell


I wrote this in New Orleans - mostly on my bicycle going from my home on Magazine Street to my bar-tending job in the French Quarter. it was mostly influenced by re-curring observations that bar-tender etiquette will not allow me to reveal.


I knew what i wanted when i took down my hair i wanted you right then and there played it cool like i didn't care i wanted you when i took down my hair 'talked about your daughter, and your ex wives oh all the things we oughtta' be doing with our lives but you knew what you needed when you took my hand 'might lassoo that tattoed hard travellin' man * I wore the moon like a hoop full of fire and calm saw a fallin' star in a carpenter's arms No words mistaken, no promises lied we won't call or write - 'just a throw of the dice red diamond lover, cowboy, snake eyes i don't want forever, just one, just one bite Night went in circles. played easy, played fast we're both old enough to know it'll never last the hurt of all the ages and stale memory are dust now, behind us, like they're 'sposed to be *i wore the moon like a hoop full of fire and calm, saw fallin' stars in a carpenter's arms Oh yeah, you're packin yer bag and i won't be waitin' for you to get back birds of a feather, I'll see you out there now fly away baby, 'not one single care Wear the moon like a hoop, full of fire and calm may fallin' stars sail to your arms. I knew what i wanted, when i took down my hair.