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​Cottage In The Dale

This song is by John Doe and appears on the album Keeper (2011).

The neon sign says open
On a building selling caskets
A woman outside in a wheelchair
Is greeting potential customers
A mother 32 & a mother 16
Both started smoking in 7th grade
Grown men riding bicycles
Probably lost their license
A hundred and ten in September
Ain't nothing to run away to
They jump into the river from a tree
And show off their tattoo # 23

And so much has changed in this 21st century
But we can lay here in our hammock
In the shade of a tree
You and me
In our cottage in the dale

They still play Buck and Merle Haggard
But it's senior Sunday at the honky-tonk
Teenage men at the front porch
And punk rock at Jerry's pizza
Uncle Bernie's beat-up pick-up
Pulled water skiers through the canal
Arrows shot into the woodwork
Over the bar at the Tejon club
The wind still blows hot in the summer
And you sure can grow tomatoes and roses
A fine red dust covers kitchen tables
To remind everyone of the dust bowl

And so much has changed in this 21st century
But we can lay here in our hammock
In the shade of a tree
You and me
In our cottage in the dale
In our cottage in the dale
You and me
In our cottage in the dale