doll face (live) lyrics – todd snider

i come from not far from here
a long time ago
spent years on that mountain
before they even built this town below

i had a place on the ridge
with a view for miles around
until the day those men came up
and dragged me into town

a shame what they did to me
it’s a crying shame
it was a shame the way they treated me

back in town they beat me down so bad
i p*ssed into something else
and when i woke, i looked
i couldn’t even recognize myself

i was a completely covered in useless information
anyone looking could see
in the back of a truck with a rubber band
stuck around what was left of me

the next thing i know i’m thrown in a yard
where i wait a while and then
this old man walks out in a bathrobe
picks me up and walks me back in

and he freed me from that rubber band alright
but in what seemed like a flash
he glanced me over once and then
he threw me into the trash

well, that’s how i ended up
on this land fill, here lying around
waiting for this big old pile of garbage we’re on
to work its way back underground

where i hope to grow up tall again
maybe even right here on this very spot
might seem like a pipe dream to you
but doll face it’s all i got

you see man seems to think
the world was made for him
and that might be true
but there’s is a crack in every side walk
where the gr*ss breaks through

you know what i’m saying, baby
stick with me
someday you may have it made
in the shade of a tree
someday you may have it made
in the shade of a tree

/ todd snider lyrics