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There’s a picture on the wall

Of me on a John Deere

Jenny handed me a beer

Said, “How the hell did you get there?”

Oklahoma

There were flowers that were dry

Sitting on the dresser

She asked me where they’re from

I said, “A place I don’t remember”

Oklahoma

 

Jenny jumped into the pool

She was swimming with Nikki Lane

She said, “most men don't want a woman with a legacy as her vain”

She said, “You can’t be a muse and be happy too

You can’t blacken the pages with Russian poetry and be happy”

& That scared me

‘Cause I met a man who

 

Said he’d come back every May

Just to help me if I paint my banisters blue

Blue banisters, ooh

Said he’d fix my weathervane

Give me children

Take away my pain

And paint my banisters blue

My banisters blue

 

There’s a whole that’s in my heart

All my women try and heal

They’re doing a good job convincing me that it’s not real

It’s heat lightning, ooh

‘Cause there’s a man that’s in my past

There’s a man that’s still right here

He’s real enough to touch in my darkest nights

He’s shining, ooh

 

Jenny was smoking by the pool

We were writing with Nikki Lane

I said, “I’m scared of the Santa Clarita fires

I wish that it would rain”

I said, “The power of us three,

Could bring absolutely anything

Except that one thing:

The diamonds, the rust, and the rain

The thing that washes away the pain”

But that’s okay ‘cause

 

Now when weather turns to May

All my sisters come to paint my banisters green

My blue banisters grey

Tex & Mex are in the bay

Chuckie’s making birthday cake

Chicken’s running bare feet

There’s a baby on the way

& Now my blue banisters are green & grey

 

Summer comes, winter goes

Spring I skip, God knows

Summer comes, winter goes

Spring I sleep, heaven knows

 

Every time it turns to May

All my sisters fly to me to paint

Paint


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but actually the lyrics to this slaps fuckin HARD holy fuck i can't wait for this to be releaseddddd


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There’s a picture on the wall

Of me on a John Deere

Jennie handed me a beer said “How the hell did you get there?”
Oklahoma

There were flowers that were dry

Sitting on the dresser

She asked me where they’re from

Said “A place I don’t remember”

Oklahoma

Jennie jumped into the pool
She was swimming with Nikki Lane

She said “most men will want a woman

with a legacy as her vein[?]”

She said “You can’t be a muse and be happy too

You can’t blacken the pages with Russian poetry

And be happy…”

 

That scared me

Cause I met a man who

Said he’s come back every May

Just to help me fi I paint my bannisters blue

Blue bannisters, ooo

Said he’d fix my weather vein

Give me children

Take away my pain

And pain my banisters blue

My banister blue

 

There’s a whole that’s in my heart

All my women try and heal

They’re doing a good job convincing me that it’s not real

It’s healed lightning

Cause there’s a man

thars in my past

There’s a man that’s still right here

He’s real enough to touch

and in my darkest nights

He’s shining, ohhh

 

Jennie was smoking by the pool

We were writing with Nikki Lane

I said “I’m scared of the Santa Clarita fires

I wish that it would rain”

I said, “The power of us three,

Could bring absolutely anything

Except that one thing,

The diamonds, the rust,

and the rain”

The thing that washes away the pain…

But that’s okay cause

 

I know when weather turns to May

All my sisters come to paint my bannisters green

My blue bannisters grey

Tex & Mex are in the bay

Chuckie’s making birthday cake

Chicken’s running barefoot

There’s a baby on the way

Now my bannisters are green & grey

 

Summer comes, winter goes

Spring I sleep, God knows

Summer comes, winter goes

Spring I sleep, heaven knows

 

Every time it turns to may

All my sisters fly to me to paint


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if i fuck this model and she just bleached her asshole and i get bleach on my t-shirt, imma feel like an asshole

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Oh my gosh so much to take in on first listen as it’s a real stream or consciousness kind of thing with so many lyrics but was immediately shook at her stealing one of my favourite Father John Misty lyrics! “She blackens pages like a Russian romantic”


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I updated the OP with my full transcription - any suggestions for edits are welcome! x


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