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    "Otis And Marlena" Lyrics

    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Jazz, Rock
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    Marlena under Foster Grants
    She's undercover from the dawns advance
    That girl is travel drained
    And the neon mercury vapor stained
    Miami sky, it's red as meat
    It's a cheap pink rose

    Otis in the driver's seat
    Watches the street lights fade away
    On louvered blocks in green sea air
    In fluorescent fossil yards
    Slippers are shufflin' into folding chairs
    Freckled hands are shuffling cards

    They've come for fun and sun
    While Muslims stick up Washington

    Otis empties out the trunk
    On the steps of that celebrated dump
    Sleazing by the sea
    Bow down to her royal travesty
    In her ballrooms heads of state
    In her bedrooms rented girls

    Always the grand parades of cellulite
    Jiggling to her golden pools
    Through flock and cupid colonnades
    They jiggle into surgery
    Hopefully beneath the blade
    They dream of golden beauty

    They've come for fun and sun
    While Muslims stick up Washington

    Marlena, white as stretcher sheet
    Watches it all from her tenth floor balcony
    Like it's her opera box
    All those Pagliacci summer frocks
    Otis is fiddling with the TV dial
    All he gets are cartoons and reruns

    She taps her glass with an emery file
    Watching three rings in the sun
    Golden dive, the fatted flake
    And sizzle in the mink oil
    It's all a dream, she has awake
    Checked into Miami Royal

    Where they've come for fun and sun
    While Muslims hold up Washington
    • submitted by Snap on April 4th, 2011
    • corrected by Olivia_Ka on July 27th, 2015
    • written by Mitchell
    • copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc, Joni Mitchell/crazy Crow Music/siquomb Music

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