Who Sang The Ballad of the Dime Store Greaser and The Blonde Mona Lisa? Blue Rodeo

Blue Rodeo Diamond Mine cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy
release date: 1989-3-20
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country/Folk/Country Rock
length: 3:24
producer: Blue Rodeo and Malcolm Burn
As the seconds are ticking in the corner of her eye
Nothing comes as fast as a glib reply
Like a kid who's tired of a busted old toy
The pleasure's worn thin so she makes a little extra noise

So the dime store greaser and the blond Mona Lisa
Twist on smiles just to please each other
Until one of them finds that someone new
Well the other one is just going to have to do

Sometimes you get what you want
So be careful what you ask for
Remember what you got
Tossing her pennies in the wishing well
Mona Lisa reaches over for the sleeping pills

Like a jerk that butts into the front of the line
She's got her reasons and he don't mind
Absence is supposed to make the heart grow fonder
He's hoping her vacation lasts a little bit longer

And they both have their tickets for the promised land
Still they don't appreciate what they have
They can't see what's right in front of their eyes
They've been looking so long they finally went blind
And they lost what was right in front
Of their eyes



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Swells
  • 2 God and Country
  • 3 How Long
  • 4 Blues Piano
  • 5 Love and Understanding
  • 6 Girl of Mine
  • 7 Diamond Mine
  • 8 Now and Forever
  • 9 Percussive Piano
  • 10 House of Dreams
  • 11 Nice Try
  • 12 Fall in Line
  • 13 One Day
  • 14 Florida
  • 15 Fuse
  • 16 The Ballad of the Dime Store Greaser and The Blonde Mona Lisa

  • Album Information
    label: Risqué Disque
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 022925626820
    script: Latin