Saturday, January 21, 2006

(Mostly) Original Song #15

Never Leaving Las Vegas

(italicized: lifted from Mike Figgis's adapted screenplay)

Just bought a pack of smokes
It was my first one after the last one
I was ever going to buy
Til my last breath

I'll sit around all night
Watching Nicolas Cage say:
"We could get Prime Rib
They've got it on sale for two-ninety-nine
...I love that dress"

I'm never leaving Las Vegas
Digressing til I regress
I'm never leaving Las Vegas

Between the one-hundred-and-one-proof breath
And the occasional drool
Some interesting words fall
Out of your mouth


You always seem so simple
You always become so difficult
You're on a downward spiral
Chasing a spinning room

I'm never leaving Las Vegas
Digressing til I regress
I'm never leaving Las Vegas

Killing myself as a way to drink
Killing myself as a way to smoke
Killing myself as a way to give
Killing myself as a way to live

Take your pick
Of vices and devices
Smooth your snout, smooth it over
Gin and tonic
Vodka vomit
Smooth as silk

I'm a prickly pear

I'm never leaving Las Vegas
Digressing til I regress
I'm never leaving Las Vegas
I'm never leaving
Never leaving
Never never never never never...

- 30 -

2 comments:

Ivan Prokopchuk said...

Aw c'mon Scotty, the guy is just having fun. Our nanny protests against normalcy will hopefully end soon.
Then maybe we can all light up and relax.

pretty shaved ape said...

hey scott, happy morning after (i'm trying to find a silver lining). as an aside, i worked for mike figgis, he one strange cookie. brilliant guy.