Said the plain clothes cop to the beauty queen
"I've seen nothing but a spoke in the wheel"
So she gave up her crown to a kid with a crutch
And they both felt cheated after closing the deal
When the white tooth man I ran with then
Got all cut up from pissing out in the weeds
And a fight upstate with a broken blade
And a wife whose finger never wanted a ring
Said the plain clothes cop to the Indian chief
"I've made nothing but an honest mistake"
And the postman cried while reading your mail
And we all got trampled in the Christmas parade
When the white tooth man who sold me the gun
A map of Canaan, and a government bond
Said, "I love this town but it ain't the same"
His ski mask ripped as he was putting it on
Said the plain clothes cop to the holy ghost
"I've heard nothing yet that wasn't the wind"
And we all got sick on a strip club meal
While the state house pardoned all the witches again
So the white tooth man with his kids in the car
And a wad of money that was already spent
Said "I love my dog but she just ran away
And she'll keep running like the world never ends"