Lithium Lil

LITHIUM LIL
lyrics by Skip Mendler
(to a tune roughly reminiscent of John Prine’s “Illegal Smile”)

She lives in the Dreamlands, she’s inside your head
If you think to possess her, you’ll wait till you’re dead
But sometimes you’ll find she’s crept into your bed
Watch out for Lithium Lil

Her eyes are like fires, like smoldering coals
Look in them too long, and you might lose your soul
You’ll be laughing and crying all the way down the hole
Look out for Lithium Lil

CHORUS:
Lithium Lil, she’ll give you your fill
And when you’re sedate she moves in for the kill
No one’s ever tamed her no one ever will
Watch out for Lithium Lil

She invites you upstairs, saying “Come share my bath,”
Gets you all lathered up, then unleashes her wrath
Hell hath no fury like that woman hath
Stay away from Lithium Lil

She’ll sing you a lullaby, lay you to sleep
If you die ‘fore you wake, then you’re hers to keep
You think you would learn, but the curve’s way too steep
Stay away from Lithium Lil

(CHORUS)

You know who she is, they say she walked in the Garden
And there’s no man alive that woman can’t harden
And the crimes that she’ll make you commit have no pardon
Beware of Lithium Lil

She’s in charge of the contract, she closes the deal
When your name’s on the paper, she says “How do you feel?”
That’s when you realize that you’re tied to her wheel
Stay away from Lithium Lil

(CHORUS)

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