forty-seven: “the mermaid parade” by phosphorescent.

port de barcelona. march 2012.

I love this song for two reasons: 1. it’s about my beloved NYC, or rather Coney Island; 2. it’s about a gal named “Amanda.”

New York this morning, it was 8am LA time
And I could be there by this evening
Said the girl on the airline line

So I bought that ticket, and I got in that cab
But I didn’t make it babe to the airport like that

No I wound up walking out by the ocean today
And there were naked women dancing in the Mermaid Parade
And ah Amanda did you see me today
Watchin’ those women dancing in the Mermaid Parade
And ah Amanda did you see me today
Watchin’ those women waltz by in the Mermaid Parade

Now our hearts were on fire only two weeks ago
And our bodies were like live wires down on the beach in Mexico
But I came back to this city and you stayed home in LA
And then our two years of marriage
In two short weeks somehow just slipped away

And I know all about your new man
Your new older, old man and I heard that he’s married
Ah you be careful Amanda
And yeah I found a new friend too
And yeah she’s pretty and small
But god damn it Amanda, oh god damn it all

I went out walkin’ out by the ocean today
And there were naked women dancing
In the Mermaid Parade
And ah Amanda did you see me today
Watchin’ those women dancing in the Mermaid Parade
And ah Amanda were you with me today
Watchin’ those women waltz by in the Mermaid Parade
And ah Amanda were you with me today
Watchin’ those women waltz by In the Mermaid Parade

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