Four Songs – Richard Gess

Richard Gess

Song: Do the Nouveau

Do the new, new
Do the new new
Do the new Nouveau
Do the new Nouveau
Do the Nouveau today

Diesel Volvo
Racquetballers
Diesel Volvo
Diesel diesel
Diesel Volvo
Racquetballers
Today

Daylight savings evening time
Out on the deck the light’s so fine
Sun goes down in cold white wine
Headphones whisper lies

Song: Forget It

God knows you need a friend
Someone to sleep with, something to do
Some people never bend
They haven’t read it, it can’t be true

Forget it
Forget it
Forget it, forget it
Forget it

God knows you’re awfully smart
Su-su-sie Sontag is a big okay
Some people hide their hearts
They have to save them for a backyard day

Forget it
Forget it
Forget it, forget it
Forget it

Song: I Will Not Miss Them

When I am tired I remember the way
That you lied to my face in the dark
When I am tired I remember the way
That you lied to my face in the dark
The mall shut down and the girls all left town
They sold off the fire truck and then they were gone
And I will not miss them, oh no, no, no, no
Bye, bye, bye-bye-bye-bye

When I am hopeless I cherish the hope
That you’ll come home and buy me a drink
When I am hopeless I cherish the hope
That you’ll come home and buy me a drink
The lake dried up and the boys all left town
They tore out the streetlights and then they were gone
And I will not miss them, oh no, no, no, no

Bye, bye, bye-bye-bye-bye

Song: Poolcleaner’s Boy

Back when Connecticut was all the rage
Your dad left Westport on the 7:10 stage
Mom sold the Steinway in the living room
She had to swing the cash to ship you to school
She had to swing the cash
She had to swing the cash

Old Mrs. Harris taught you just how to smoke
Not much more shakin’ up at Holyoke
Rich boy from Durham wants to split the take
Buy you a backyard with a big square lake
He had to swing the cash
He had to swing the cash

I can’t believe you want to make it with me
You think this is life among the lowly
I can’t believe you want to make it with me
You think this is life among the lowly

Go ahead try try
Try to gentrify me
Go ahead try try
Try to gentrify me

I love you
I love you the way you sleep

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