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Counting Crows – Scarecrow lyrics

[Verse:]
Mary steers clear of the men from space
Back alley kid with an American face
She wants the wine, he brings a case
To carry them on through
I said you know what I know about the bedroom boys
And the undercover russians in a pink Rolls Royce
They bang the drum, she sets the beat
They carry Miss America outta the street
She sings snowman, scarecrow, John Doe, buffalo

[Chorus:]
I wish you wouldn't go, I got the arms to reach you
I am a scarecrow dup dup, doo roo roop, dup dup, doo roo roop do
Oh, I guess you ought to know, I got the hands to teach you
I am the scarecrow dup dup, doo roo roop
Snowman, sideshow, dup dup, doo roo roop

[Verse 2:]
I fell out of love in the snowbound days
Riding the subway in a Valium haze
I need the whites, she gets the blues it carries us on through
All these American boys at the park and shop
Selling their memories for a dollar a pop
Ivan the ancient spaceman race fan
Corners the market on American taste
And says spaceman, scarecrow, peepshow, freak show

[Chorus:]
I wish you wouldn't go, I got the arms to reach you
I am the scarecrow
Dup dup, doo roo roop, dup dup, doo roo roop
Oh I guess you ought to know, I got the hands to teach you
I am the scarecrow dup dup, doo roo roop
Punk rock video dup dup, doo roo roop

[Verse 3:]
All the sudden light inside you dies, maybe you're going on alone
Maybe you go it all alone, she dreams of sunlight
Sings of smaller things
White sugar bowls and wedding rings and you go on from me alone
You're going on, you're on your own
She was married alive in a Moscow surgery
Hoping to die in a Cold War nursery
All of the kids back home believin' much more than we do
It's a memory play where the memory fades
And the pictures you took into records we played
Spy versus spy, scarecrow and I
Out across the darkness where the bomberjets fly, singing
Spaceman, smoke show, scarecrow, geronimo

[Chorus:]
I wish you wouldn't go, I got the arms to reach you
I am the scarecrow, dup dup, doo roo roop
Dup dup, doo roo roop
Oh I guess you ought to know, I got the hands to teach you
I am the scarecrow dup dup, doo roo roop
Snowman, freak show, dup dup, doo roo roop
Come on, come on, come on!
Oh, I wish you wouldn't go, I got the arms to reach you
I am the scarecrow, dup dup, doo roo roop
Dup dup, doo roo roop
Oh, scarecrow, dup dup, doo roo roop
Oh, I guess you ought to know, I got the hands to teach you
I am the scarecrow dup dup, doo roo roop
Listen on the midnight radio dup dup, doo roo roop



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