Shakey Graves - Pansy Waltz Lyrics




Well he's out of season, out of sync
Oh lord, what must his family think?
And you must be getting his feathers wet
Plus he always seems to be the talk
Until she drops you like a rock
Well you should've been a better friend to him

Well I dusted all the bones out in my yard
I fixed the screen door, raised the barn
But still you call me from the moon
Every single afternoon
Tell me all about the astronauts you've come to love
And how the earth looks from above
And how I should've been a better friend to you

But I've never seen life as a chore
A treasure for a find
I've read the news, abused the booze
And often wondered why

My smile remains the thinking pains
The average passerby
Oh they'll sink like stones into their homes
Away from teeth like mine

Yes, so I came to hate my skin
And all the holes you'd hidden in
The way you let my legs walk slow weeks away
I wish I -
Well, you should've been a better friend of mine

Well I saw in you a brand new bird
The song of which I'd never heard
Oh, a melody so fine
That whole world would whine
And it's a tune to give the boys the blues
And turn the horses into glue
You know, I should've been a better friend to you
Yeah, I should've been a better friend to you

Well, I've never seen life as a chore
Or a treasure for to find
I've read the news, abused the booze
And often wondered why

Oh my smile remains the thinking pains
The average passerby
They'll sink like stones into their homes
Away from teeth like mine

Yeah, you should've been a better friend of mine
Yeah, you should've been a better friend of mine





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  1. Azrael Blick

    Why they don't have this gentleman playing with them live more often is beyond me.

  2. Kysuesunshine !

    When did sweating ever become so fricken' SEXXXY dude? Fr! I think i may be in loveee...♡ lol.

  3. The grass Man

    That bass needs a microphone. Can’t hear it.

  4. mishfishy7645

    This is literally the hottest man I have ever seen in my life

  5. Christina Berard

    Can I like this again?? <3

  6. Christina Berard

    I love how happy they are

  7. Charles Saint

    You can see the pain in his eyes

  8. coldminded21

    oh boy that voice.. its perfect. he goes to my top male voice list, for sure.

  9. Areith LivesOn

    This song, specifically this version makes me think of the moonlit nights I spent drinking with all of my old classmates as if the future was never going to come. Just so intentionally lost in each other's company because we all knew that those times spent dancing, laughing, and smiling in barnyard parties, field concerts, and old country roads that you could just get lost driving on for miles with zero traffic were the best some of us were ever going to see or know. Regardless of our efforts at our jobs. I just see all of the memories flash along to the song in slow motion and it just reminds me that my only regret about any of it was that we didn't enjoy it twice as much as we already were. This man is my hero for bringing this much soul back to folk/blues/country/rock.

  10. Andrew Sabater

    This song gives me the strangest urge to go and punch a wrong-doer in the jaw.

  11. 19pens

    This song is so coool .... I love his nonchalant delivery....

  12. brooks Taggart

    This is my favorite song of all time. I can't pin down the genre or find another like it.

    Sooheon Kim

    Try starting at "waltzes" ;)

    Jsm Rnd

    Indie folk

  13. ezewade04

    well...

  14. Clinton Lincoln

    The yell he does in the chorus hits me every time. Amazing song

  15. Karen Quezada

    love this song

  16. Doubleuballs

    Your a rock star in the making. Keep the good work up.

  17. Shazza Ford

    I want some of what they're on. So totally into it.

  18. Dominique

    Definitely my favorite song on the new album besides Dearly Departed <3

  19. jeenah explosion

    I'm in love with this. 😍🎸

  20. suz an

    I really love this song but what I love even more is the Ron Burgundy afternoon delight nod Shakey gives Boo at about the 1:19 mark

    jeenah explosion

    Yessss.

    Gage Cullum

    @suz an NEATO GANG. SUPER DOOPER

    Russian River Media

    suz an 😂😂😂

  21. Aaliyah Olmedo

    Lordy..this song. His new album is gold.

  22. John Malzovich

    Ol' Shakey at it again. God damn, that drummer too. Couldn't love the sounds they make together more. 

  23. Jimbo87

    This is incredible!

  24. tiedyemama

    love this song! love this guy! 

  25. Katelyn newman

    genuinely the most beautiful thing i have ever heard