The Old 97s- Rollerskate Skinny (Live)
Roller skate skinny and the terrible twos 
How can you have everything and nothing to lose 
You and nobody see eye to eye 
You’re gonna wake up with a ghost instead of a guy

Bulletin board on the wall of a church 
Soaking up the city from a top-step perch 
You’re gonna break down on a midnight date 
Gonna curse this town, you’re gonna run late

You’re pretty as a penny, roller-skate skinny 
Pretty as a penny, roller-skate skinny

Do you want to meet up at the Pickwood Bowl 
We could knock nine down and leave one in the hole 
Wouldn’t be here if the Athenia hadn’t sunk 
Or if Dear ol Dad hadn’t got so drunk

Every other day is a kick in the shins 
Every other day it’s like the day just wins 
But you make it all right, you make it OK 
You make me sorta glad that I waited till today

You’re pretty as a penny, roller-skate skinny 
Pretty as a penny, roller-skate skinny

(guitar break)

Roller-skate skinny and the terrible twos 
Two years in and it’s time to choose 
Love feels good when it sits right down, puts its feet up on the table it 
Sends a bowl around

Ain’t nobody gonna see eye to eye 
With a girl who’s only gonna stand collarbone high 
Rain’s gonna come in fair-sized drips 
And we’re gonna go to heaven wearing paper-hat ships

You’re pretty as a penny, roller-skate skinny 
Pretty as a penny, roller-skate skinny

I believe in love, but it don’t believe in…. 
I believe in love, but it don’t believe in me 
I believe in love, but it don’t believe in me

(repeat)


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