White Out

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white out
lyrics and music by Penelope Houston
When you get home I cover your eyes
When you get home I cover your eyes
Let me help you off with your golden chains
We'll throw them in the river, sink down to the bottom
and the fish swimming over
will think it's a piece of the glittering sky
I can fan your dreams with a white bandanna
but you knew all along I would never surrender
cause I put it in a song
I sang it to you last night didn't I?

I keep looking for the white out
you promised me you didn't own
to erase my mistakes before you remember them
That's why I bought this jug of red wine
But, I spill it on myself
God damn, damn, damn, I spill it every time

When you get home I cover your eyes
When you get home I cover your eyes

You're going to eat every carrot that you've been served
every pea and potato, every piece of bad luck
And don't forget to finish
your extra large portion of meaningless task
Well, I can eat everything on my plate and ask for seconds
Don't take it away, babe, just pass the cherry relish
And when I'm done I think I'll have some more
I say "Thank you, lord"

I keep looking for the white out
you promised me you didn't own
to erase my mistakes before you remember them
That's why I bought this jug of red wine
But, I spill it on myself
God damn, damn, damn, I spill it every time

When you get home I cover your eyes
When you get home I cover your eyes

Let me help you off with your golden chains
We'll throw them in the river, sink down to the bottom
and the fish swimming over
will think it's a piece of the glittering sky
The glittering sky...

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from The Whole World, released January 4, 1993

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