Jessica and Dan and a Cat Named Bolt Thrower

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Original release: Amateur Hour (Death to False Hope Records)


Jessica and Dan and a cat named Bolt Thrower
Living in a house with the heat turned off
Next year they'll have the wood stove working
Right now they're just sleeping with the dryer on
And every day is like January
And every night is like a Thursday night
They don't wanna go out
They probably shouldn't go out
But they might

Jessica and Dan in a cargo van
With a dropped transmission
They set out for Oakland
They made it to Bridgeport
A homeless tabby they found creeping around
A Sunoco parking lot
Jess named it Bolt Thrower
Right on the spot

But when the springtime comes
Everything will be cool
When the springtime comes
They'll have paid back Dan's brother
When the springtime comes
They'll both be working full-time

At the Norristown Zoo
And every day this winter's like a couple of days
And every week is like two or three weeks

Nobody knows that they've peaked until after they've peaked

Jessica and Dan have a cat named Bolt Thrower
They use paper towels as coffee filters
Walking to work in the morning, arm in arm
The radio in the break room plays "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo"
Dan hates the song, of course, but he still thinks of his mom

In the backyard at the old house
With her boyfriend at the time
Drinking Genesee Cream Ale
Quietly singing along

Jessica and Dan and a cat named Bolt Thrower
Putting one foot in front of the other




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