Denver Haircut

He shaved his head at the airport
In a bar at the end of the concourse
He said you’re kind of catching me at a transitional time

Wherever he goes he always orders the usual
He likes to see what they’ll bring him

— The Hold Steady, “Denver Haircut”


I’ve recognized the glow of your low beams numerous times
Through fairly opaque blinds in the sitting room
Vehicles will pass by but I know when it’s you

Killer pink flamingos
Computer controlled
Panoramic windows looking out across your soul

— Arctic Monkeys, “Batphone”

Kids From School

I’m halfway home, at the pub on the corner of the street
I see kids from school, but I stare down at my feet
Sports on TV
They scream for victory

— Guster, “Overexcited”