Mudcat Café message #425152 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32243   Message #425152
Posted By: GUEST,Nancy
24-Mar-01 - 08:26 PM
Thread Name: Songs about retirement / for a retirement party
Subject: Lyr Add: QUARTZITE^^
Can't believe nobody has mentioned a lovely retirement song on Small Potatoes' "Time Flies" CD: QUARTZITE

Roy took his pension after 30 some years, A machinist at Allied in Cleveland
Now he passes his days pretty much all the same, Maybe listens to the Indians in the evenin'

He watches his options whittle down to a few, And his once wide horizons grow narrow
So Roy went downtown, took a second on the house, And drove home in a brand new Pierce Arrow

There's a cab-over Roadstar with a Datsun in tow, On a road ten miles out of Sedona
Three days ago they closed the house in St. Paul, And tonight it's southwest Arizona.

She's slower in rising, sometimes she forgets, And what's left of his hair has gone white
But by anyone's measure there's life in them yet, And they'll dance on the desert tonight.

Chorus: Up north where we come from it's snowing, of course
But it's warm as a baby here in Quartzite
The rivers are frozen way back to their source
But we'll dance on the desert tonight

There's a bunch of old duffers with drums and guitars, Tuning up on an old plywood stage
We'll pull on our boots and our best western gear, just to get out and act half our age


I ain't leaving none of these pages unfilled, Always felt like a rascal, I feel that way still
Stay with me, dear, up this one final hill, And we'll dance in the desert tonight.

Makes me tear up just to type it!


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