Wm. Pollock's Pianobook

The Last To Know

Allejandro Escovedo

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The last to know, party's over and we won't go
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No one to laugh at our jokes anymore
there's the door, don't forget your hat.
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the stores are all closed, couldn't buy a break anyway
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Saint Jude he couldn't save you or me, I suppose

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More miles than money, look at our lives and it's so funny
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More miles than money, we fall in love and it's never funny
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We're the last, very last to know.

Last to know,      we play the jokers   in this    minstrel show
'Cause       no one cares    in this showbiz crowd    anymore.
Got a-nother cig-arrette, 
I'm not   quite   through with this    story yet,
Nothing (left)   here that we should fear,    I suppose.

{Pedal steel solo: use verse chords}

From the cradle to the grave   all the memories never saved
Nothing here that we should fear    so I'm told.
As the night slips away    and we stumble towards another day
There's nothing more that we can say,   I suppose.