“Ballad of a Comeback Kid” by The New Pornographers

“Recite your lines, and I’ll quote scriptures. Everything was fine until membership lost its privileges.”

Pray for content
Settle for free rent
The tenements recall Rome

High five
Look up, look alive
As the scions of history
Guess another mystery
Wrong

Recite your lines
And I’ll quote scriptures
Everything was fine
Until membership lost its privileges

Everyone in town
Wanted to be around you
This went on for awhile
Until they finally found you

Ever so careful
On the strip
We cruise
Crippled in
Someone else’s shoes
Who knew?
Mind you
I never had to stand in line
You did…
For the ballad of a comeback kid

Ever so careful
On the strip
We cruise
Crippled in
Someone else’s shoes
Who knew?
Mind you
I never had to stand in line
You did…
For the ballad of a comeback kid

Blazing new trails
Waving goodbye
To the audience
Held captive
The crowd was inactive
It made such perfect sense

But you won’t
Kelly says she could have
Like a bat out of hell
Time has come for you

Ever so careful
On the strip
We cruise
Crippled in
Someone else’s shoes
Who knew?
Mind you
I never had to stand in line
You did…
For the ballad of a comeback kid

CPE

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