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McKinley — Citizen Kane
Album: Big Top Shop Talk
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Released: 2001
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(McKinley)
He froze the air with his funny stare,
she felt the hair raise on her bare arms.
He said, "It's not lost on me the irony, the waste we are."
He took her wrists, pulled her down to sit next to him.
He said, "Let me tell you a story since it's all I can do.
There are so many like this that it's almost hard to choose.
You know the ones already about the plucky, silly girls
that make the best out of life,
look fetching in a flour-sack dress behind
a good man, a good man and this is where the story falls apart.
"You're not plucky or silly and I don't have an especially warm heart."
She put her hand over his mouth, said, "What the hell are you talking about?"
I know those girls that make the best out of life
look fetching in an hour-glass dress.
They're lonely for a boy like you to talk to.
I've been so lonely for a boy like you to talk to.
If you'd stop playing Citizen Kane
Then we can turn these cameras off and start again.
I'm not some silly girl that makes the best out of life
looks fetching in a flour-sack dress behind
a good man, a good man, a good man.
He said, "It's not lost on me, the irony."
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McKinley is a Portland based artist and engineer. I've seen her give several science lectures on engineering, and particularly women in STEM fields. She's pretty great!
 Leslie wrote:
Originally Posted by rolo:
Very ... Joni like ... with a sound like 'Hejira'
You think so Rob? I didn't get the connection with the vocals, but I did hear a resemblance with the guitars. A very similar guitar riff was apparent in this song. That jumped out at me and I bet that's what you are referring to :)

 
It's that (fretless?) bass that makes me make that connection.
no
Not Dar Williams?
nice work. I am starting to see why you are listener supported. You have my IOU, things are tough right now but should open up in about six months. Keep up the good work!
Originally Posted by phiagurl: Very nice after "Creep" and "Life in Rain"... Thanks!
Heh, this time it came up after Creep and Frou Frou's Let Go
Rosebud!
Very nice after \"Creep\" and \"Life in Rain\"... Thanks!
Joni? Hejira? Say what??
Originally Posted by rolo: Very ... Joni like ... with a sound like 'Hejira'
You think so Rob? I didn't get the connection with the vocals, but I did hear a resemblance with the guitars. A very similar guitar riff was apparent in this song. That jumped out at me and I bet that's what you are referring to :)
Very ... Joni like ... with a sound like \'Hejira\'