Dyke Bars Never Last

from ache by Sapphic Lasers

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Well I remember when I was 19 and I went to a bar in the big city
Far from my town, in Montreal, feeling summer turning red and burning into fall
I had no friends, only whiskey shots, that I took down fast to drown my thoughts
Country shoes and shaky hands in a subculture I didn't understand

And first kisses they lined the walls
And last kisses covered bathroom stalls
And it was there that I saw my first femme and I never fell in love with a straight girl again
And I remember when that bar up and closed
cuz of money, or problems, nobody knows
I stood there with tears in my eyes and an older surly butch bout twice my size said:

Dyke bars never last
Kid don't you know that dyke bars never last
And don't you know that
Dyke bars never last

I moved to the Bay when I was 23
With a broken heart and no money
Out at night and looking for some fun
So I fucked you in the back of the Lexington

Put your songs on the jukebox baby
And I promise I will sing along
And we will dance like we're running out of time
And nothing ever could go wrong

Putting all your songs in the jukebox
That's the way, that's the way
To sink a quarter right into my heart tonight

Dyke bars never last
Kid don't you know that dyke bars never last
And don't you know that
Dyke bars never last

The Lexington just closed for good
And none of my friends live in my neighborhood anymore
I turned to you, sugar, say where you wanna go?
And you say: hey boy, I just don't know

Now that we're older we say
Dyke bars never last

Well it was good while it was
Honey you were good while you were
Dyke bars never last


from ache, released June 18, 2018
Written and performed by Sapphic Lasers. Recorded by Kelley Coyne. Mixed by LD Dean. Mastered by Piper Payne.


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