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Tarbelly And Featherfoot

This song is by Lou Reed and appears on the Tribute Album Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams (1993) by various artists.

This song is a cover of "Tarbelly And Featherfoot" by Victoria Williams.
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Tarbelly stood in the door
Eyes bulging out
Body like a statue
Hands high on his hips, and his mouth
Mouth drooling like a leaky spout

Looking for something from another day
A day when she could ask him and he would want to play, hey
Born to play
Hey hey hey

Thump, thump, down the stairs he came
She heard him coming, she stood there just the same
Featherfoot walked right past Tarbelly into the kitchen
Made and ate three sandwiches
Drank a pot of coffee and a bottle of Absolute vodka
Heard his toes and his hair and his clothes
Made three phone calls and answered six all on her charge card

And all the while Tarbelly stood in the door
His eyes were bulging out
Hands high on his hips
Body like a statue
Mouth drooling like a leaky spout
Eyes bulging out
Body like a statue
Mouth drooling like a leaky spout

Now Feathfoot got to thinking he’d like to go out
But Tarbelly stood in the way
And he thought and he thought of a game he used to play
In his youth, called "Swinging the Statue"

And he took Tarbelly by the wrists and he carried her out into the yard
And round and round and round he swung
And round and round and round he swung
And round and round he swung

And then he let her fly
Fly fly way up high, over the hills she went
And where she stopped no one can say
You can’t chase a shadow across a day
You can’t chase a shadow across a day
You can’t chase a shadow across a day
You can’t get love without giving it away, giving it away

Written by:

Victoria Williams