ALBUQUERQUE (2005)


(Intro)

There’s a city near the Rio Grande
In the westerns US of A
And every girl I’ve loved has left me strand-
Ed and gone out there to stay

(Verse)

She was a strawberry-blonde-haired choir singer
She was tall and lanky and lean
She had a breathless laugh and a crooked smile
And she taught me the whole routine

In the backseat of a Honda, she drove me insane
In the middle of a graveyard on the coast of Maine
But one day I heard that she got on a plane
(spoken: You know what I’m sayin’
I know you do)

(Chorus)

She moved to
Albuquerque
The city that broke my heart
Albuquerque
Where love goes to make a new start
Where people take trams on the mountain
And buy Native American art
Albuquerque
The city that broke my heart

(Verse 2)

She was a medical technician from the deepest South
With a tattoo and ponytail
She liked to drink whiskey till the sun came up
Even after she posted bail



She kissed me in a parking lot in Alabam’
Near a busy intersection in East Birmingham
One day she just decided to go on the lam
(spoken: And I just said, Damn,
There goes another one)

(Chorus)

She flew to
Albuquerque
The city that made me cry
Albuquerque
Where love goes when waving goodbye
Where people eat roasted green chilis
And stare at the wide open sky
Albuquerque
The city that made me cry

(Bridge)

Why do all the women who make me feel perky
Turn me down and go and live in Albuquerque
Who’d have thought my life would be so quirky
And that my future would look so murky

Well, my heart was in my mouth
The day that I touched down
And took a look around

(Verse 3)

She was a military brat who divorced last year
And she trained her horses for show
She wanted to live where the air was clear
So she moved to New Mexico

She was Irish and Italian and a little Apache
When she wraps herself around me my back gets all scratchy
She’s the reason this song is so catchy
(spoken: And a little patchy
At least in a few places)



(Chorus)

We met in
Albuquerque
The city that makes me smile
Albuquerque
I’m planning to stay for a while
There’s seventy types of tequilas
And Santa Fe clothes are in style
Albuquerque
The city that makes me smile

We met in
Albuquerque
The city that makes me smile


Should be sung by two guys drinking longnecks on a small soundstage, preferably not singing in the same key

crumpled paper