Natasha (lyrics)

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Erin Jordan
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Story

This is a song about a woman I knew from my college town. She did not go to school; she just lived in the area and worked as a cocktail waitress. She moved out of the town several times, but always ended up coming back. This is a song that is set in dive bars and in corn fields. I wrote this song in 2006 and The Whiskey Romance played it out at our early shows. I have tried several home recordings of this song, and the song has continually told me that she does not want to be recorded! After not playing the song out for a long time I edited it a bit, changing the key and some of the phrasing. This is the first recording of the song I have done that I am happy with.

Lyrics

Our virtues may be different but our vices are the same Is that why you came here Natasha Autumn comes limping into the town and sets it’s heavy medicine bag On the table Natasha So what will it be another cup of tea I know you and you know you drive me to madness sweet dear It’s a lazy day in your midwestern condition You will the twister would blow these sins away The cat’s come out to play in the sunnier weather Now there’s dirty feathers on your mother’s rug You moved to Myrtle Beach one year you wanted to see What it was like to live on the end of a pier sweet Tasha But all the roads are circular that run out of here They run out of here and run straight back to here And it’s a lazy day in your midwestern condition You wish the twister would blow these sins away The cats come out to play in the sunnier weather Now there’s dirty feathers on your mother’s rug You said you’d run off with the carnival and learn the trapeze Away from the corn and off toward the sea But no - not tonight You say the well is drunk dry and all these days are wasted And there’s nothing to do except cocktail waitress So make it a tall one tonight Make it a tall one tonight Make it a tall one tonight