The Lesbian Song (Southern Belles) [Memphis remastered version]

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(copyright 1996 Jason Jackson)

She's a lesbian, my sister and her car
Wears patchouli extract, and dances in a bar
They say her boyfriend killed someone when he was a Marine
But I think it's just a lie, his gun looks really clean

CHORUS:
Southern Belles don't wear long black veils
In the springtime when it rains
And I have failed to make friends outside of jail
'Cause I've forgotten everybody knows my name

I got tattoos on my elbows, where they say it hurts the most
Got rings on all my fingers, and diamonds on my toes
I got a mirrored headboard, martini sunrise breath
I don't know why I wanna live alone, I bore myself to death

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from Memphis, released October 22, 2012
matthew - vocals, guitar
Jeff Simms - drums, backing vocals
Beth Brown - violin
Clay Anderson - bass
Ed Rogers - lead guitar, backing vocals

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the matthew show Fort Worth, Texas

the matthew show's songs are acclaimed widely, as is his podcast series The Band That Never Was, a merging of story and song. He has been featured on NPR & PBS. He served as reader and composer for the Bonneville Stories audiobook by Mark Doyon, and co-produced Beth Brown's debut album I'm Not Matthew. He is also half of Ah Pook the Destroyer. ... more

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