Eric Michael Jones Studioli Music

Stripmine


Three a.m. we were sitting in my daddy’s car
Me and Lucy McGee decided to go too far
So we went down to the stripmine

We weren’t looking for love
Just a piece of happiness
She searched every one of my pockets
As I looked up her new address
Hey hey hey

I rubbed her the wrong way

She ended up with my best friend
Somehow I ended up with her cousin
We’d all get liquored up and smoke some weed
Man our heads were buzzin’

When we went down to the stripmine
She was looking for love
I was looking for mystery
Baby maybe I’ll recognize it
When you put your lips on me

We were high on a hilltop,
Just kids committing little crimes
Like skinny-dipping in the moonlight
While Gladys Knight was singing
“Not much longer would you be mine”

The hill is gone and a hole remains
On the outskirts of the town
And a man is what that boy became
Now I’m gonna shut it down
I’m calling up Lucy McGee

She’s got kids now of her own
And I got three
Won’t you go down to the rally with me
We’re closing down the stripmine
We’re closing down the stripmine


Words and music by Eric Michael Jones – ©PAu1660957 Eric Michael Jones / Studioli

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