Lillian, Egypt Lyrics

Josh Ritter

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Josh Ritter
album: Track 4 in album The Animal Years
release date: 2006-3-20
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock
length: 3:25

Cover Art

Josh Ritter The Animal Years cover art
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I remember back in Illinois I found her
The lily of the valley the lily of the
West was a rose The daughter of the biggest big town banker
He kept her like a princess I stole her like the Fort Knox gold

She used to pour Four Roses like it was going down the chimney
Like the bottle was on fire or the boiler was about to blow
She was up on the table when we hit Missouri
Dancing with a movie man he was holding her a little too close

La didi da da da da da da da!

He made her the star of the silent movies
But all she did was mouth the words all she did was mouth the words, "Oh no!"
And he cast me as the villain as the sheriff's worst enemy
I practiced falling off of buildings and out windows

La didi da da da da da da da!

The last time I saw she was tied to the train tracks
I was back there with the extras riding on a tiger roan
The villain on the left with the studio mustache
Winking at Lillian blowing kisses from the second row

La didi da da da da da da da!

Track Listing

  • 1 Girl in the War
  • 2 Wolves
  • 3 Monster Ballads
  • 4 Lillian, Egypt
  • 5 Idaho
  • 6 In the Dark
  • 7 One More Mouth
  • 8 Good Man
  • 9 Best for the Best
  • 10 Thin Blue Flame
  • 11 Here at the Right Time