Delilah Blue

Joshua Kadison

A cigarette burns itself out in

A crushed up co'cola can ashtray.

In front of a busted up old mirror,

Delilah Blue is checking out his tired sachet.

Getting bored or just disappointed with

His own reflection he just waves it all away.

Talking to his good friend Black-Eyed Susan,

He says,

"Maybe we should go out West?

Get a tan and fake the rest...

This ol' life is just a test,

Just a test anyhow.

Then back to his own reflection he says,

Oh, Delilah Blue, what do we do now?"

The night manager of the Stardest Motel

Is banging louder on number seven's door, saying,

"If you two queens

Don't pay up for all last week,

You can't stay here no more."

And Delilah laughs as Black-Eyed Susan

Says, "Silly bitch is such a bore."

In a while they know she'll walk away,

It's just a drunken game she likes to play.

Besides, she knows they always pay.

They always pay somehow.

Oh, Delilah Blue, what do we do now?


Oh, Delilah Blue,

What do we do now?

What do we do now?

Magnolia memories

Fill my eyes and the

Sweet bird of youth

Done flown away

But don't let

Anybody ever say

This old dancer

Never had her day

Cause this old dancer

Always knew we'd

Make it through,

Delilah Blue.

Delilah's in the bath tub now and

It's Black-Eyed Susan's turn to ramble.

The President of the United States is on TV

Tellin' everybody the country's doin' fine.

Well, he must be talkin' 'bout some other country

Cause honey, he sure as hell

Ain't talkin' 'bout mine.

Wish I could strut up to the White House steps

In Shirley Temple drag and sing

'Brother can you spare a dime?'

Hey, Miss D, I could always pawn

That Jayne Mansfield thing.

How much cash you think that old rag'd bring?

My ruby red dress I used to wear to sing

Back when they'