Mojave Rain

A Dustland Fairytale

 

   Single Released: (US) May 9, 2009 (UK) July 10, 2009

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A dustland fairytale beginning
But just another white trash county kiss
In 'sixty-one, long brown hair, and foolish eyes
He looked just like you wanted him to
Some kind of slick chrome American prince
Blue jean serenade, moon river what'd you do to me?
But I don't believe you

Saw Cinderella in a party dress
But she was looking for a night gown
I saw the devil wrapping up his hands
He's getting ready for the show down
I saw the minute that I turned away
I got my money on a pawn tonight

A change came in disguise of revelation, set his soul on fire
She said she always knew he'd come around
And the decades disappear like sinking ships, but we persevere
God gives us hope, but we still fear what we don't know
The mind is poison
Castles in the sky sit stranded, vandalized
A draw bridge is closing

Saw Cinderella in a party dress
But she was looking for a night gown
I saw the devil wrapping up his hands
He's getting ready for the show down
I saw the ending when they turned the page
I took my money and I ran away
Straight to the valley of the great divide

Out where the dreams all hide
Out where the wind don't blow
Out here the good girls die
And the sky won't snow
Out here the bird don't sing
Out here the field don't grow
Out here the bell don't ring
Out here the bell don't ring

Out here the good girls die

Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep
It's such a bitter form of refuge
Oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege
And everybody needs you
Is there still magic in that midnight sun?
Or did you leave it back in 'sixty-one?
In the cadence of a young man's eyes
Out where the dreams all hide

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