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​Just The Other Day

This song is by Captain Tractor and appears on the album North Of The Yellowhead (2005).

You could hardly call it sublime
But it was a pretty good time
She was resplendent in her fashion
She lacked that certain passion

I was such a keener
For the lifestyle that had weaned her
It was such a different scene
And I tried to grow up mean

And I met her in Alberta
But never uttered a word-a
Of feelings that I had
Even when I felt real bad

And life is so contrary
Teenage years are scary
Experience was nil
And I see her still

In the bar from the libraries
Wars and bowls of cherries
The poetry of ages
The rosemaries and the sages

And the wheat and wind and dirtiness
The prairies and the earthiness
The clumsiness of youth
And the wisdom and the truth

I was thinking just the other day
Was it fun, was it dumb, was it right?
Guess I'll get a case of beer
Looks like I'm gonna be up all night

Well it was neat and almost forgotten
Not quite like Johnny Rotten
All the punkers drank their fill
And they puked on the windowsill

Of a blurry, uncertain future
While bustin' all the sutures
Of a past tattooed with pain
Impossible to explain

And it took about forty full moons
And a hundred thousand sad tunes
And a million barricades
A bad version of Purple Haze

To lift the rusty visor
Of jaded night inside her
Saw the starting gun
And life went on the run

I was thinking just the other day
Was it fun, was it dumb, was it right?
Guess I'll get a case of beer
Looks like I'm gonna be up all night

Well I tried to stay behind her
But the slipstream's a sidewinder
And I tripped on an ideal
And my heart burned a peel

So I collected my resources
And I ate about seven courses
And a dozen bad mistakes
Served on silver plates

She lived happily ever after
And I got caught in the laughter
A minute by the stream
Of an adolescent dream

And I wound up in the alley
With a broken heart to rally
Against a world of hurt
And we ate it for dessert

So I lost her in Alberta
And since then I never hurt-a
Her vision or her light
Or her blindness of her night

Me, I'm parallel with danger
Now that she's become a stranger
Gotta laugh when it hits the surface
Too bad the past can't find a purchase

I was thinking just the other day
Was it fun, was it dumb, was it right?
Guess I'll get a case of beer
Looks like I'm gonna be up all night
I'm gonna be up all night