Okkervil River - Kansas City Lyrics




The river is deep and the river is wide
And the girl that I love is on the other side
She wants to move to Kansas City
Move to Kansas City
Move, pretty baby, where the sky is so blue

She's walking down Ellum, turning down Main
Trying to find someone to sell her cocaine
She wants to move to Kansas City
Move to Kansas City
Move, pretty baby, where the sky is so blue

With a dayful of promises dead on her lips
Mark 15:34 tucked next to her hip
She wants to move to Kansas City
Move to Kansas City
Move, pretty baby, where the sky is so blue

Well, I jumped in the water and started to drown
I thought of her walking and turned back around
I want to move to Kansas City
Move to Kansas
I want, pretty baby, where the sky is so blue

With her pair of old wings that opened just once
She can walk on two feet now, she can go where she wants
She can even move to Kansas City
Move to Kansas City
Move, pretty baby, where the sky is so blue

And I'll tell you one thing that you should never do
Never let no woman tell you she loves you
Sure she'll call you "baby", she'll look in your eye
Then she'll get on that airplane and wave bye bye bye bye bye bye
Bye bye baby, baby bye bye
Bye Bye baby, so long next time
So long next time

And if I could believe what I want to believe
I'd hold you all close and take you with me
All of you to Kansas City
You to Kansas City
And me, yeah, where the sky is so blue





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  1. therisingbarometer r

    Wow, are Leiber and Stoller getting royalties for this song they didn't write?

  2. Isabella Bonfante

    I often find myself singing this when I'm drunk ever since I heard it for the first time two years ago

  3. Rehnuma Mustafa

    Great song! I like the diversity in the instrumental use. Its lit!

  4. Joan Eskins

    Wow what a song.

  5. tromboneclassic 1

    This songs speaks the truth

  6. kingtebz

    Amazingly fantastic song

  7. NiborTheGreat

    Three chords and emotion. What more do you need for a great tune?

  8. OhlalaMonAmour

    Who dislikes this??? Seriously.

  9. Nicolas Vasquez

    GOD!! HOW CAN EVERY SINGLE FUCKING SONG THEY MAKE BE PURE GOLD?! IM CONFUSED OF HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BAND

    Rehnuma Mustafa

    Nicolas Vasquez What band is this?

  10. happygoessmokey

    oh yes, i loved her.

  11. samantha arnold

    listen to this song while high as a kite and you'll love it more.

  12. Alexander Aultman

    2 people are Palin fans.

  13. jubjub2112

    That harmonica reminds me of The Band backing up Dylan . . . awesome!!

  14. jubjub2112

    Wow!! this is great stuff!! Why haven't I heard of this band?!?!?!?

  15. champion of idiots

    awesome song. I love it.

  16. Kershbob

    Last line on the lyrics is wrong I think.