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Lost Alamos: Music

Sweet Serene

(Lost Alamos)
© Brian Daniell 2008 ASCAP


Recorded with Scott Bennet, July, 2011.  A heart-rending song about a young lad who loses his girlfriend, which is okay because he pretty clearly just doesn't get it. Disclaimer: This song is not intended to represent any real person, living or dead and you know exactly who I'm talking about here, don't you? 

 

She had those sexy little painted toes

We stopped for gas at the Texaco

She hopped a bus for Mexico, aw, Serene 

 

They told me you were spoken for

I guess I was your token boy

Now I'm another broken toy, Serene 

Why don't you tell me what you mean?

 

Pretty name that's a word for calm

She goes off like an atom bomb

You could have started Viet Nam, Serene

Why don't you tell me what you mean?

 

Why do we always fight like this?

Day to day it's hit or miss

We could end this with another kiss, Serene

Why don't you tell me what you mean?

Sweet, Sweet Serene

Why don't you tell me what you mean?

Sweet, sweet  Serene 

 

Eyes like two pools of black

Girl has got me on the rack

Silver nails to rake my back, aw, Serene

 

We had a TV and a radio

Now they're busted on the bathroom floor

Where'd you get that broken toe, Serene?

Why do you have to be so mean?

 

We had the kitchen and the china, too

Saturday the whole set flew

Wish you wouldn't waste the food, Serene

Why did you have to make a scene?

Sweet Sweet Serene

Why did you have to make a scene?

Sweet Sweet Serene

 

Why do we always fight like this?

Day to day it's hit or miss

We could end this with another kiss, Serene

Why don't you tell me what you mean?

Sweet Sweet Serene

Why don't you tell me what you mean?

 

Maybe I should live alone

Just my tunes and my telephone

Why'd you smack me with that highway cone, Serene?

Why do you have to be so mean?

Aw, Serene, that's not really what you mean

Sweet sweet Serene

When you comin' back, Serene?

Aw, Serene, when you comin' home, Serene?

Sweet sweet Serene

 

Aw Serene

Aw Serene

Aw Serene

Aw Serene