Down in the Tall Grass – Julie Matthews
From the album ‘Lies and Alibis’ Pat Shaw and Julie Matthews

I can remember at seventeen
Josephine Baker was every boy’s dream
Never came home on a Saturday night
Never came home until it was light
With legs that reached and touched the sky
Heads would turn as she passed by
But once they’d had what they’d intended
They used her up and left her stranded
Broken hearted empty handed

Down in the tall grass, too soon, too fast
Down in the tall grass
Waiting for the earth to move

Me I was never the belle of the ball
I spent the school dances holding up the wall
There were steamy windows in the parking lot
A kiss on the cheek was the best that I got
But some bloom early and some bloom late
Me I learned it’s best to wait
`Cause now when Josephine Baker walks by
They’re not looking in her direction
They’re looking for my sweet affection

Down in the tall grass, too soon, too fast
Down in the tall grass
Waiting for the earth to move
Down in the tall grass, too soon, too fast
Down in the tall grass
Waiting for the earth to move
Hoping for the earth to Move
Praying for the earth to move
I really felt it move