A Couple of Lesbians

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The All-Girl Band’s signature song. Two chords, or at least I wanted it to be. In the end I cheated, I caved and threw in two extra passing chords. They appear briefly in sequence, only once each time through. Conceived in a Berkeley cafe. I have opened every set with this song ever since.

Patty was cleaning up the dozens of spent beer bottles from the studio while we were doing vocals, and you don’t have to listen at all carefully to hear the clinking of glass in the background of the song — an accidental but appropriate effect that I always loved, of course.

A Couple of Lesbians

A couple of lesbians sitting around talking
Talking ’bout the state of the world
Into the room, well I come walking
Sucking on a Ricola Pearl

Soon the conversation leaps and bounds
And we’re talking ’bout a thing called love
Lightbulbs bursting over my head
Don’t know what I was thinking of

I can give her laughter
I can give her flowers
We can talk on the telephone for hours and hours

I’m the Rockefellers, Fords and the DuPonts
And I can give her anything she wants
I’m the Rockefellers, Fords and the DuPonts
And I can give her anything she wants

Whatever’s in my wallet, or my closet, or my hand
What little in this world that I can understand
I can give her anything she wants
But a genuine emotional response

A couple of lesbians sitting around talking
Talking ’bout the fate of the world
Into the room well I come walking
Sucking on a Ricola Pearl

What’s the matter with Western Culture?
Is there really such a thing as love?
Lightbulb bursting over my head
Don’t know what I was thinking of

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