Lryics September 17, 2008

Stretchlinks Lyrics: “Albatross U.S.A.”

by Stretchlinks

“Albatross U.S.A”

Words and Music by The Stretchlinks

© 1989 Just Happy Music

(Spoken):  ”O.k., well now we’re going and now it’s something good”.

Oklahoma’s awfully far away so we won’t but a ticket to Albatross.

Well we thought about New York City but it’s much too busy and we thought about Albatross

so we’ll go now.

We’re talking Albatross it’s in the U.S.A. and it’s the place to be where people don’t think about

their pants or their shoes.

Just a sky that’s blue. And in the sky it’s raining now.

Well I thought about Cleveland, thought about Columbus, thought about L.A.,

thought about Toronto, but I really think Albatross is the place, it’s got a sky.

And it really thinks about itself. It’s very self-contemplative.

Albatross is the place and everyone goes there.

They have town meetings where people discuss emotional behaviors.

They have a sewer that’s barely underway.

Thought about it but, thought about it, thought about Nebraska or Hawaii, thought about

Europe too but it’s just too spacious and culturally vast.

So, Albatross is the place I’m going. Bought a ticket, on my way.

Thought about something else. Like a mind- expansion experiment.

Plug wires into my brain. But it… got arrested. Albatross it’s the place I know I was

I may not find that it doesn’t exist.

Got a piece of twine wrapped around my finger. It’s gonna help me figure out just where I’m going.

It’ll remind me of a… well… remind me to go… ya’ know people they think that if you’re very spacious,

your mind will evaporate.

Albatross… yeah yeah… it’s only, 40 kilometers… yeah yeah yeah.

Albatross yeah… I’m gonna take myself away into that place where I’m gonna be.

Ya’ know it’s not Hawaii it’s not New York or Chicago or Los Angeles or Tampa Bay no

but it’s, it’s got a sewer that’s barely underway.

It’s got a library. Five books about how to repair your tractor… Al… I’m not even sure that it exists but

I’m gonna go now! Lookout! I got a place to be now. Got a place to be. Everyone’s jealous ’cause

here I go now.

Albatross U.S.A. just take it down… there’s a sign and then follow the dog, there’s a big Doberman

he, he marks the way. Albatross… and… o.k… everybody… o.k. now.

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