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Rabbit fur coat


by Jenny Lewis. Buy album CD: Rabbit Fur Coat


I was of poor folk
But my mother had a rabbit fur coat
And a girl of less character pushed her down the L.A. River
Hand over that rabbit fur coat

She put a knife to her throat
Hand over that rabbit fur coat
When my ma refused, the girl kicked dirt on her blouse
Stay away from my mansion house

My mother really suffered for that
Spent her life in a gold plated body cast
Now, you ask, did she get that girl back?
She paid a visit to that mansion house

She knew the girl was not there
But her father was in cufflinks with slicked-back black hair
He invited her in, they never sang a note
But she took off that rabbit fur coat

And who do you think came home?
Miss so and so
She took one look at my ma and what did she say?
""Why are you stealing from my mansion house?""

No, I'm in love with Mr. so and so
He invited me in, I'm a girl no more
Then she dragged my ma out by her throat
Hand over that rabbit fur coat

Let's move ahead twenty years, shall we?
She was waitressing on welfare, we were living in the valley
A lady says to my ma you treat your girl as your spouse
You can live in a mansion house

And so we did
And I became a 100.000 dollar kid
When I was old enough to realize, wiped the dust from my mother's eyes
It's all this for that rabbit fur coat

But I'm not bitter about it
I've packed up my things and let them have at it
And the fortune faded, as fortunes often do
And so did that mansion house

Where my ma is now, I don't know
She was living in her car, I was living on the road
And I hear she's putting that stuff up her nose
And still wearing that rabbit fur coat

But mostly I'm a hypocrite
I sing songs about the deficit
But when I sell out and leave Omaha, what will I get?
A mansion house and a rabbit fur coat



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Album: Rabbit Fur Coat (2006) Lyrics
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  1. Action
  2. Break In The Weather
  3. Bricks
  4. Clean Break (Mountain Mix)
  5. Coyote
  6. Dissolve
  7. Drinking Song
  8. Fernando
  9. First Person
  10. From Here
  11. Fuck Was I
  12. Great Big Plans
  13. Here Is A Heart
  14. Hot In Herre
  15. I've Had You
  16. Land Of The Long White Cloud Aotearoa
  17. Last Person
  18. Led To The Sea
  19. Lightning Rod
  20. Little Little
  21. Nighty Night (Strings Mix)
  22. No More Words
  23. P.S.
  24. Piece Of My Heart
  25. Porchrail
  26. Saved Me
  27. Secrets
  28. She Has To Be Loved
  29. Tears
  30. Things We Don't Need Anymore
  31. Voice On Tape
  32. What Beats Within
  33. Woodcut
  34. You I Know
  35. You're Gonna Get Hurt
  36. Run devil run
  37. The big guns
  38. Rise up with fists!!!
  39. Happy
  40. The charging sky
  41. Melt your heart
  42. You are what you love
  43. Rabbit fur coat
  44. Handle with care
  45. Born secular
  46. It wasn't me
  47. Happy (reprise)

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