WORDS

CORNER STORE

Well, Simon’s rocker’s painted white. The world is slowing down outside.

And when the sun’s hot upon his hair, he gets up and he moves his chair.

 

Anyway, I was...down at the corner store.

Anyway, I was...

 

I’m on a two week holiday. I ended out up north this way.

I’m trying to soothe my shredded nerves. Relaxing like a man deserves.

I’m watching Simon in the sun. His ‘Howdy do’ to everyone.

I said, “My God, it’s such a crime how this man wastes his precious time.”

Yes he does...

 

Anyway, I was...down at the corner store.

Anyway, I was...

 

He sips his lemonade and rocks and starts on gin at 4:00.

He snapped a picture when she died and crawled inside this glass to hide.

I thought I’d head back early down home 

when Simon shuddered, shook, and groaned.

And when he clutched his shrunken chest, 

I thought, “It’s probably for the best.”

 

Anyway, I was...down at the corner store.

Anyway, I was...

Anyway, I was...down at the corner store.

Anyway, I was...

 

 

Tim Ellis: Harmony vocals / Steel-string guitar  

JVA: Acoustic guitar / Bass thing / Percussion / Vocals / Wurly