Fountains of Wayne - The Valley of Malls Lyrics

Fountains of Wayne Utopia Parkway cover art
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The King of Araby is coming home today
It's bumper touching bumper on the motorway
The sun is in the sky just now
But the road is grey
They drive in Winnebagos from the Everglades
Pulled over by the troopers in the mirror shades
The Caravan is sorry
The driver has a twenty and change

And we're leaving all the road for dead
We're getting tired of the twists and turns
You gotta go when human nature calls
We're driving, we're driving
Through the valley of malls

And God forgive the passengers if we should fail
To find a penny fountain of a half-off sale
I need a merchant
I've just started searching for the Holy Grail
Fighting for the freedom from a common bond
To be a barracuda in the guppy pond
So little time for so many things to try on

And we're leaving all the road for dead
We're getting tired of the twists and turns
You gotta go when human nature calls
We're driving, we're driving
Through the valley of malls

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Utopia Parkway
  • 2 Red Dragon Tattoo
  • 3 Denise
  • 4 Hat and Feet
  • 5 The Valley of Malls
  • 6 Troubled Times
  • 7 Go, Hippie
  • 8 A Fine Day for a Parade
  • 9 Amity Gardens
  • 10 Laser Show
  • 11 Lost in Space
  • 12 Prom Theme
  • 13 It Must Be Summer
  • 14 The Senator's Daughter


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger
    album: Track 5 in album Utopia Parkway
    release date: 1999-4-6
    popularity : 82 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Power Pop/Indie Rock
    length: 3:24
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075678317729
    script: Latin