David Byrne, Brian Eno Poor Boy cover

Poor Boy
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Lyrics and Meaning

August 18, 2008

Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
A truck parked this morning, outside the grocery store
Friends face the future, they're wearing summer clothes
Verse 2
Great cosmic forces, like falling dominoes
I love talking funny, it's the only song I know
Verse 3
Sweet smart and sexy, the day my life began
Burnt out and damaged, I dragged my body home
Verse 4
This slice is runny, it's dripping down my clothes
Flies stick to honey, it's the only game they know
Verse 5
Poor Boy, I walk into the river in my hat and shoes
Poor Boy, I'm sitting at the table with a knife and spoon
Verse 6
Life fast die happy, don't let your panties show
They trust market forces, it's the only song they know
Verse 7
So come and rock my soul, where sin and sorry lie
White horses carry me, unto the other side
Verse 8
Poor boy, I'm living in a country where my thoughts are cold
Poor boy, I'm waiting for the harvest of the seeds I sow
Verse 9
A flower in the night, with thoughts of days gone by
I've got to ring that bell, and I'll be satisfied
Verse 10
Poor boy, I'm wearing silver slippers and a long white gown
Poor boy, I picture in my mind the day the walls come down
Verse 11
Poor boy, I'm living in a country where I'm never free
Poor boy, I'm writing down the names of all the things I see

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