Somebody screamed All of Jim Jeffries' dreams Explode into a black fist He falls to the floor He stares up at the sky And he may wish he knew why But you can't go back there no more
The future sounds so crazy We all heard that song before Tomorrow's the name we changed from yesterday to blame When the train just don't stop here any more I got starry-eyed On the coaster ride Andy said, "Man, I need a break from the world outside"
These days my life just careens Through a pinball machine I could do so much better But I can't get off the tilt And there's a photograph on the TV, black and white Andy says something to you Jack Johnson straddling Reno, Nevada like Sheesh, I forget myself sometimes, too
But out past the doorways Where we are sleeping Well, the white queen's creeping The tom cat's peeping
Now I'm not breaking The train's just shaking I never made it here before And there's a wild mouse spinning the girls around Til they can't take it any more I used to dream in the dark, in Palisades Park Up over the cliffs and down among the spark It's a long life Full of long nights But it's not what I was waiting for Everybody's seen the horses diving down the shore It's a miracle they don't make them any more
So Make up ladies Wake up baby You walked into the bar like some Saturday star Stud-straight on spiked heels and needles and nerves And you're a downtown pride, fully amplified Clyde Gin-tight and aging, but well preserved Remember Andy outside your bedroom window Saying, "Come on, let's drive across to the Palisades Keep going til we hit Reno, Nevada" I don't see Andy all that much these days Still there are pages in back of the action stacks
Where the white queen's creeping The tom cat's peeping
The train's not breaking The track's just shaking I never made it here before And there's a sky rocket turning the world around Til I can't take it any more And you carry that spark from Palisades Park Down over the cliffs and out into the dark It's a long life Full of long nights But it's not what I was looking for Everybody dreams of horses flying 'round the shore It's a bad dream we're not having any more
Man Have you seen Andy? Hey man, hey man Seen him around Hey man, have you seen my Andy? Hey man, have you seen him have you seen her have you seen him have you seen her Hey, have you seen Andy around?
Dressed up in a pirate vest All leathers and feathers and pearls Andy said, "Look at me, man! I'm cooking These hands could finger up this whole world" He said, "Come outside Climb out your bedroom window Shimmy down the fire escape And say goodbye" "Come outside... " Andy says, "I'm dressed up just like Edie Changing all the time My leopard spots to polka dots" "... And say goodbye" "Come outside... " Well maybe we can move to California Just meet me at the subway "... and say goodbye" "Come outside... " The cops all think we're crazy If you stay, you'll just get married To a girl who'll never know you And then say goodbye
Hey man, have you seen Andy? I lost her in the sun I was high as a kite But on lovely in white Man, you can lose anyone Hey hey man, have you seen Andy? I don't know where she's gone Real love outlives teenage lust We could get wet and it keeps us warm Love is like angel dust Lovely sometimes changes us Sometimes not
Have you been aching with trust or just Have you been waking yourself with lust? Have you been making us up or just Taking us home?
It's a long wait At a long light Cars frozen in flight All the traffic stops to stare At a crosswalk in Reno, Nevada Where nothing but air And a pair of gray paper wings Andy thinks that I have got nothing to wear We got nothing new and We got nothing to wear We got nothing to wear We got nothing to wear