Old 97's - Doreen Lyrics

Old 97's Hitchhike to Rhome cover art
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Minor variations found on Wreck Your Life.)
When I first met Doreen
She was barely seventeen.
She was drinking whiskey sours in the bar.

The way she tossed 'em back
I would've had a heart attack.
But as it is I let her drive my car.

We galloped through the boroughs
Like a pair of horny thoroughbreds,
Until I said, "Stop the car, Doreen."

Well you can roll your eyes and nod
But I swear that I saw God,
In the moonlight on a side street in the wreckage we call Queens.

Doreen, Doreen, Last night I had an awful dream.
You were laying in the arms of a man I'd never seen.
Come clean Doreen. Come clean Doreen.

Well I'm pulling into Cleveland
In a seven-seater tour van.
There's eight of us, so I'm sleeping on the floor.

The guy that plays the banjo
Keeps on handing me the Old Crow,
Which multiplies my sorrow, I can't take it anymore.

Doreen, Doreen, last night I had an awful dream.
You were laying in the arms of a man I'd never seen.
Come clean Doreen. Come clean Doreen.

Now I'm begging and I'm pleading,
"Well pull over guys, I'm bleeding.
There's a Fina off the highway with a phone."

I'm calling you Doreen,
But it rings and rings and rings.
Where is it that you are, if you aren't in our bed at home.

Doreen, Doreen, last night I had an awful dream.
You were laying in the arms of a man I'd never seen.
Come clean Doreen. Come clean Doreen.




Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 St. Ignatius
  • 2 504
  • 3 Drowning in the Days
  • 4 Miss Molly
  • 5 Dancing With Tears
  • 6 4 Leaf Clover
  • 7 Wish the Worst
  • 8 Old 97's Theme
  • 9 Doreen
  • 10 Hands Off
  • 11 Mama Tried
  • 12 Stoned
  • 13 If My Heart Was a Car
  • 14 Desperate Times
  • 15 Ken's Polka Thing


  • Credits
    publisher: ©SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
    writers: Bethea, Hammond, Miller, Peeples
    album: Track 9 in album Hitchhike to Rhome
    release date: 1994-11-1
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock
    length: 3:33
    Album Information
    label: Big Iron Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 773923036271
    script: Latin