Just Like Gypsy Lee

from by Mount Peru



Muffled drums and tambourines
Outside a Creole restaurant
Afraid I won’t be joinin’ the parade
It woke me from my fever dreams
Of rumsoaked debutantes
And lords and ladies, sipping lemondade

Nat King Cole and marigolds
That’s what mama loved the most
And a bit of Johnny Walker Red
And Jesus the daffodils
Left to rot on the window sill
After the water turned ‘em bad

Oh la… la la la la la laahahah

And nevermind your life’s a wreck
And your jacket’s full of holes
‘Cuz it’s all the same to Elouise
She’ll take your hand then you’ll begin
To forget all the mess you’re in
Underneath the cherry trees

Now she dresses like an alderman
But she can kiss like Gypsy Lee
Find her when the sun is sinkin’ low
In some crowded bar downtown
Where people go to fool around
And watch her dancin’ nice and slow

Oh la… la la la la la laahahah


from Good Morning Midnight, released September 9, 2016



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Mount Peru Somerville, Massachusetts

Featuring male and female vocals, trumpet, and pedal steel guitar, Mount Peru creates moody yet powerful, emotionally charged music, described as “Postmodern Americana”, “Cosmic Amercan Music”, and often compared to artists such as the Band, the Cowboy Junkies, and the New Pornographers. ... more

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