Flower of Shanghai

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Flower of Shanghai

She's my flower of Shanghai
I'm an ordinary guy
She likes steak and fancy drinks
I'm ok with beer and links
She looks chic from toes to tress
All my wardrobe is a mess
She tools 'round in vintage cars
I hang 'round in bars

She's my flower of Shanghai
And no matter how I try
Every party we attends
I piss off her high-toned friends
She buys at the finest shops
I work hard avoiding cops
She pays girls to do her nails
I spend my cash on bail

She sits in stately drawing rooms with diplomats and kings
Discussing art and poetry and all the finer things
I spend my time in smoky dives while shooting pool and dice
Consorting with a motley crew all well endowed with vice

She's my flower of Shanghai
And things always go awry
When she takes a bum like me
Out with her when she takes tea
She glides out to opera shows
I hang out with folks who bowls
All her books have leather spines
The comic books are mine

She stands there in an evening gown A vision to the eyes
And every time I take her out I fight off other guys
She doesn't like my low-brow friends, much less my mangy cur
By now you're prob'ly wondering, what do I see in her?

She's my flower of Shanghai
And I don't mean to imply
She's any less than number one
When the day's hard work is done
Puts on her robe, lets down her hair
I sit back in my easy chair
She's shows me exactly why
She's my Flower of Shanghai


from Serpentine, released January 31, 2009
written by Howlin' Hobbit and T. Spae




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