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Jeffrey Lewis - Clyde And Alyda lyrics

i had a pretty girl named loved alyda
one day i woke up and she was gone
i tried to tell myself I didnt need her
but i wondered what had made her wonder on
i wondered what had made her wander on

just then i saw my buddy daniel boone
and he said let me tell you what i think
think we should take a walk by the saloon
and wash your troubled mind off with a drink
wash your troubled mind off with a drink

now the rattle snkae saloon is dark and narrow
bloom found us a spot way in the back
he filled me up with gin like a wheelbarrow
till my sorrow turned to anger burning black
my sorrow turned to anger burning black

at a table under a horseshoe good luck charm
sat a local guitar player, name was clyde
He was smiling like a wolf who'd robbed the hen farm
and alyda was smiling by his side
alyda was smiling by his side

i've never been invited to sit in style at the mansions of the mayors of the land
but when im slighted, i aint satisfied till i get my pride back any way i can
i'll get my pride back any way i can

i ran out of the backdoor like a madman
half blinded by hatred and the gin
i looked back once as only a lost soul can
then i ran and i didnt look back again
i ran and i didnt look back again

i wandered way out deep into the canyon
didnt care to think where i was bound
i didnt even think of my companion
and i didnt care if i was ever found
i didnt care if i was ever found

thought i saw a light out in the distance
and all the alcohol had made me bold
i was set to murder if they gave resistance
to giving me a shelter from the cold
giving me a shelter from the cold

i've never been invited to sit in style at the mansions of the mayors of the land
but when im slighted, i aint satisfied till i get my pride back any way i can
i'll get my pride back any way i can

the closer i got to the glowing fire
saw things i had never before seen
i saw a cactus tree shaped like a pair of pliers
and i felt like i was a man inside a dream
i felt like i was a man inside a dream

deeper down the canyon that i wandered
the hotter and the brighter grew the glare
still i felt as if i was being pulled onward
till i saw a fellow in a folded chair
i saw a fellow in a golden chair

he wore a satin suit and he was eating truffles
but he didnt act like they were any good
i opened up my mouth to tell my troubles
he said that he already understood
he said that he already understood

he handed me a tiny tooth and a paper star
he then went on to tell me the way
i should place them inside of clydes old guitar
and get out of town before the break of day
get out of town before the break of day

i've never been invited to sit in style at the mansions of the mayors of the land
but when im slighted, i aint satisfied till i get my pride back any way i can
i'll get my pride back any way i can
i'll get my pride back any way i can

i retraced my footsteps by the night sky
my feet were froze but still i hurried on
i looked over my shoulder to say goodbye
but the man in the golden chair was gone
the man in the golden chair was gone

when i got back to town i did my mischeif
not ten feet from clyde and alydas bed
slipped the tiny tooth and star in his guitar case
and i ran far away just like the man had said
i ran far away just like the man had said

and by ten o clock that morning i was in chaplin
there was already quite a little buzz
that in the next town something terrible had happened
i didnt stick around to find out what it was
i didnt stick around to hear just what it was

i dont blame alyda or that clyde guy
i might've done the same if i was them
its daniel bloom that i put all the guilt by
people should keep a closer lookout on thier friends
people should keep a closer lookout on their friends

i've never been invited to sit in style at the mansions of the mayors of the land
but when im slighted, i aint satisfied till i get my pride back any way i can
i'll get my pride back any way i can
i'll get my pride back any way i can
i'll get my pride back any way i can
i'll get my pride back any way i can