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Verse I

I'll set the scene there's a little girl getting ready,

Steady Eddie, wants the world to make her feel pretty so she,

She find a boy who's got a job like her daddy and she falls pretty fast.

I'll set the scene there's a boy getting ready steady, 

Smiles in the mirror cause he knows he pretty pretty but he,

He doesn't know that crossing paths can lead to crossed wires.



Walk free! Only sin against the seventeen,

Walk free! Let misery bring her to her knees,

Don't worry she waits by the river to send you sailing.


Verse II

For a while it's cotton candy smiles,

For a while they go pretty pretty steady eddie,

She takes him to museums and he takes her dancing.

She looks passed all the sideways glances,

She looks past all the looks that say:

"Don't you know what this boy 's done?
Don't you know what this boy comes from?"

Verse III

But time got old and they got older,

If she was the earth then the sun grew colder, 

He chewed on tobacco like he chewed on her name and their love dripped down the line.

So they went on a midnight drive to the moonlit lake from where their love dripped dry.

Cold water, liquid lies but dredge the lake her body's alive.

I am convinced this song is what won Last Apollo all the Battle of the Bands we did. Crowd participation was all the rage and for the first year of playing it, I got goosebumps every time I heard the crowd shout out the chorus.

I think Sam Armstrong is always bored out of his eyeballs when we play this song live but the rest of us have a great time.


This song is comedically different from everything else in the Last Apollo catalogue but it was so much fun to write. I was so charmed by all the wordplay and fun little lyrical tricks in the verses that I probably kept it in the set for way longer than I should have. I still think it does have a place in longer live sets but when you only have enough time to play 5-ish songs, I think it gets confusing throwing a country ballad into the mix.

Yeehaw cowboy.

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