Tallulah Bankhead Blues

from by Douglas Chay

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I've got your picture on my wall, Ms. Bankhead
But you don't know me at all
I watch your movies when I don't have things to do
I do declare, I think that I'm in love with you
Do you love me too, Tallulah Bankhead, I love you
Can I cook for you, Tallulah Bankhead, I love you
I went to Hollywood and I drove right by your house
I wanted them to stop the bus, but they wouldn't let me out
So I wrote you a letter saying how I feel inside
But you never answered, could it be you got another guy
Do you love me too, Tallulah Bankhead, I love you
Will your love be true, Tallulah Bankhead, I love you
If you felt for me the same things that I feel for you
The world'd be half as grim and I'd be half as blue
Why don't you call me on the phone?
I bought an answering machine in case I'm not home
I wrote a poem about you and me, Ms. Bankhead
About how happy we could be
You'd go to your movie premiere hanging on my arm
And in the winter we could live out on the farm

© 1990 Douglas Chay
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from Dishwasher and the Washing Machine, released January 2, 1990


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Douglas Chay Baltimore, Maryland

Influences include Violent Femmes, the Velvet Underground & Talking Heads, but the music of his forebears is filtered through his own distinctive world view & sonic approach, resulting in a creation uniquely his own.

Simple without being simplistic, accessible without being sycophantic, & clever without feeling smug, he achieves a compelling balance between the new & the familiar. - Scott Hollis
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