Valentino (Mad, Mad, Mad)

from by Eli Driftwood



Elliot Brown wrote this song about a small New Zealand town with the verse melody taken from Tucker Zimmerman's 'Old Fashioned Shotgun Wedding'.


Valentino (Mad, Mad, Mad)

by Elliot Brown and Tucker Zimmerman

There was a fight across the street on Friday,
Someone, it seemed, owed somthing to someone,
The town was watching Idol at the masons,
And Mrs Darcy swore she heard a gun,
And I run back on home to Valentino,
My brother's acting strange a week or more,
He wouldn't leave the room at all on Thursday,
I've changed some names and places for the law,

Mad, mad, mad baby,
Mad, mad, mad,
Whole damn town's gone crazy,
And I lost the best friend I ever had,

This vacant town has taken sick on medicine,
The roads are only used for driving through,
The statue of the founder's kept well polished,
For any empty traveller to view,
This wicked town is sick on its own medicine,
It's hard to tell the sound ones from the sane
And Mrs Darcy's done her rounds by sunrise,
Sweeping all the crime-scenes from the drain,


The Hall clan are like tits on so much oxen,
They're either leaning on or behind bars,
Daddy said the only Hall worth oxygen,
Is Two-Step Tom who stands there counting cars,
But even on a bad day they'd do something,
That wouldn't have to do with getting high,
But crystal meth came visiting this winter,
And doesn't seem to want to say goodbye,


My brother drove my car away this morning,
I gave him one week's wage from mopping floor,
The mist came down on this old town at sunrise,
There's nothing left to shine on anymore,
Drive on to the border Valentino,
The cracking skies are breaking up for you,
Don't cross the white lines on the road my brother,
And you can tell Eliza Hall she's welcome too,



from Singles by Eli Driftwood., track released July 25, 2016
Elliot Brown, Tucker Zimmerman



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