The Big Black Night

The Big Black Night

Lyrics

I knew a girl by the name of Alicia,
rarely showed her face to the sun.
She had a mouth like a pistol,
soul of a witch, with a Gatling gun.
She was scarier than Halloween and sexier than porn.
I’ll bet your kisses taste just like candy corn.

Alicia, I’ll bet you never knew.
I had the biggest crush on you.

Clankin’ to work on the trolley,
I saw your friend who got married.
She said she saw you last weekend you were gorgeous.
You were dancin’ for Georges.
I said, “that’s great”, like it didn’t bother me
and maybe I would come out to see
after I grit my teeth, and flood my eyes,
thinking ‘bout the paper cuts on your thighs
and how you said I get everything I want.
That was only half true. I’ve got you next to me now,
but I never had you to hold onto.

Alicia, I’ll bet you never knew.
I had the biggest crush on you.

We were standing in an alleyway,
and I looked up at the stars.
I followed a moonbeam down
to catch you as you were
staring up and to the side,
with your Geisha girl white face
Alicia, I’m already high.
You can put your black magic purse away.

Alicia, I’ll bet you never knew.
I had the biggest crush on you.

The Big Black Night

Lyrics

Shriveled up much like a tree.
Circles twist deep inside of me.
How I would’ve liked to branch out to where you were there,
but my roots refused to move.
I think I was born in these old, black shoes.
When the rain seeped in there was nothing left to do with them
but squish and slide and slip and drip and drink those kisses off your lips,
like it was water from a stream.
I wish these gutters were clean.


I feel as though the days and numbers
they’re just passing me by, my love.
Won’t you remember me as I was a young man?

I got off of the expressway on a cigarette-hot,
sticky summer day. Now the air was sour.
I needed a shower. I fed the meter for the hour.
Made my way on down the street
to my church to pray for peace, a dream come true
or just about anything in between.
The dragonflies stirred up the breeze,
and sunlight stripped down to the trees,
and your reflection it was so clear.
I wish that you could be here, darling.

I feel as though the days and numbers
they’re just passing me by, my love.
Won’t you remember me as I was a young man?

Let me look upon your face, dear.
Let me paint a picture of you in my head.
Let me remember you fondly,
so that I might think of you when
I feel as though the days and numbers
they’re just passing me by, my love.
Won’t you remember me as I was a young man?

The Big Black Night

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“Love this moonlight”, said the courtesan.
Smooth silhouettes paint sidewalks til dawn.
What is this, a Pre-Code? Don’t you know?
Didn’t your Mama tell you so?
Them ruby lips could get the boys excited.
The Devil isn’t into crashing parties, dear.
He prefers to be invited.

Automatic, slight of hand, voodoo.
Drink some blood, you’ll feel better.
Jet black magic cast her spell on you.
Tears of mascara. Tears of mascara. Tears of mascara
They’re gonna ruin your sweater.

Little black bird with the broken beak.
Rooms by the night, rooms by the week.
Trying to get to sleep counting shivering sheep.

Automatic, slight of hand, voodoo.
Drink some blood, you’ll feel better.
Jet black magic cast her spell on you.
Tears of mascara. Tears of mascara. Tears of mascara
They’re gonna ruin your sweater.

Cashmere, lookey here. Dressed up like a souvenir.
Up upon the bookshelf there, we’ll watch the dust grow.
Look at those dewdrop eyes. Caged up little porcupines.
You can quit your lullabies, you’ll get the shakes though,
and your face will glow like an Indian Summer.

Automatic, slight of hand, voodoo.
Drink some blood, you’ll feel better.
Jet black magic cast her spell on you.
Tears of mascara. Tears of mascara. Tears of mascara
They’re gonna ruin your sweater.