more from
Tin Angel Records

The Well​-​Dressed Son to His Sweetheart

from by Devon Sproule

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £1 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Keep Your Silver Shined via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      £10 GBP

     

lyrics

Lady, put on your pretty blue eyelids
Pucker up your pretty pink lips
Get a grip on that bristly chin
Get a grip and then move on

Man, hook a bell to your favorite fling
Save up for a glittering ring
Serenade her with a crook in your knee
Color her in with a blush on her cheek

Saying "You want gold, I've got golden hair
You want cowboy verve, I've got my share
You want a bird, I'll sing a song
You just want a peck on the cheek, I'm gonna move it along

So put on your pretty blue eyelids
Pucker up your pretty pink lips
Keep a hold of that trembling flower
Keep a four leaf clover in the kitchen in a jar

Sit a ways from her shaded face
Don't give her the hand until she's laid down her last ace
Write her letters from a post on the pier
Write 'em better than she'll ever hear

Go and watch her cut up a rug in a Sunday night bar
Then consent to walk and not drive if it's not far
Save your pennies and take her out right
Save the corks from your choicest nights

If you want one long night, I'll keep the sun from view
If you want to make a daytime record, I'll come wake you
To the grass that has grown long in this thundering haze
To the chest and full lung being left in your wake
To the pestering loved one to be loved anyways
And the well-dressed son to his sweetheart, saying

"Put on your pretty blue eyelids
Pucker up your pretty pink lips..."

credits

from Keep Your Silver Shined, released April 16, 2007

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Devon Sproule Charlottesville, Virginia

north american music with weirdo roots. ds was raised on eco-villages in ontario and virginia. she works with tin angel records and tours solo and with a band (bernice from toronto when possible!) in europe, n america, and australia.

contact / help

Contact Devon Sproule

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code