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Beeswing (feat. The Longest Johns) - lyrics

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I was 18 when I came to town, they called it the summer of love
They were burning pages, burning flags, the hawks against the doves
I took a job at the steaming, down on Caltrim street
I fell in love with a laundry girl that was workin' next to me
Oh, she was a rare thing, fine as a bee's wing
So fine a breath of wind might blow her away
She was a lost child, but she was runnin' wild
She said as long as there's no price on love I'll stay
And you wouldn't want me any other way
Brown hair zig zagged around her face, a look of half surprise
Like a fox caught in the headlights, there was animal in her eyes
She said, you man, oh can't you see, I'm not the factory kind
If you don't take me out of here, I'll surely lose my mind
Oh, she was a rare thing, fine as a bee's wing
So fine a breath of wind might blow her away
She was a lost child, but she was runnin' wild
She said as long as there's no price on love I'll stay
And you wouldn't want me any other way
We busked around the market towns, and picked fruit down in Kent
We could tinker rummers and pots and knives wherever we went
And I said that we might settle down, get a few acres dug
A fire burning in the hearth and babies on the rug
She said, oh man, you foolish man, that surely sounds like hell
You might be lord of half the world, you'll not own me as well
Oh, she was a rare thing, fine as a bee's wing
So fine a breath of wind might blow her away
She was a lost child, but she was runnin' wild
She said as long as there's no price on love I'll stay
And you wouldn't want me any other way
We were campin' down the Gower one time, the work was pretty good
She thought we shouldn't wait for the frost and I thought maybe we should
We were fighting more in those days, our tempers reached a pitch
And like a fool I let her run, with the rambling itch
Oh, she was a rare thing, fine as a bee's wing
So fine a breath of wind might blow her away
She was a lost child, but she was runnin' wild
She said as long as there's no price on love I'll stay
And you wouldn't want me any other way
She said as long as there's no price on love I'll stay
And you wouldn't want me any other way

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