Monday, March 3, 2008

Red Rum

Who would expect it from the ice cream girl?
Sugar, oh, sugar. Where are ya goin'?
Who'd think she was the mother of angels?
Sweet baby in the short skirt
Oh my lord...
Who woulda guessed she wasn't for sale?
Blow kisses, honey-
It turns 'em on
Who coulda known she'd kill herself?

Red Rum, Red Rum
Sweetest liquor of 'em all
Taste it on your lips, lover
Taste it on your tongue
Grape vine, red wine
Take another sip
Light a candle for your angel
'Cuz baby's gone away

Who would expect it from a pretty girl?
Polaroids tell a story her words could never tell
Who'd think the summer would turn so cold?
Little girl from the high school, oh, what a shame
Who woulda guessed death came from the inside out?
Her soul had gone before her wrists were slashed
Who coulda known she'd bleed so fast?

Red Rum, Red Rum
Sweetest liquor of 'em all
Taste it on your lips, lover
Taste it on your tongue
Grape vine, red wine
Take another sip
Light a candle for your angel
'Cuz baby's gone away

Never saw it coming, honey
Never knew you hurt so bad
Never heard you screamin', sweetie
Never saw you cry
Never thought you were the type
Never thought at all
Never wondered if you were alright
Now six-feet-under's too far to fall

Red Rum, Red Rum
Sweetest liquor of 'em all
Taste it on your lips, lover
Taste it on your tongue
Grape vine, red wine
Take another sip
Light a candle for your angel
'Cuz baby's gone away

Who would expect it from that little girl?
She always put on a happy face
Who'd think it was killing her inside?
She never let on, never said a word
Who woulda guessed the end was coming?
'See ya on Monday' she told me last night
Who coulda known it was goodbye?

She's a red rum angel
Got a red rum baby
She's a suicide honey
Says, 'I love you, sweetie'
She's a tearstained darlin'
Sorta tragically lovely
She's a red rum angel
She's a suicide honey

Who would expect it from the ice cream girl?...
Who coulda known
Who coulda known
It was goodbye?...
Never saw it coming...
Never saw it coming...

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