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BLACK COW Lyrics

Artist: Steely Dan
Album: Aja

In the corner
Of my eye
I saw you in Rudy's
You were very high
You were high
It was a cryin' disgrace
They saw your face

On the counter
By your keys
Was a book of numbers
And your remedies
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow

I can't cry anymore
While you run around
Break away
Just when it
Seems so clear
That it's
Over now
Drink your big black cow
And get out of here

Down to Greene Street
There you go
Lookin' so outrageous
And they tell you so
You should know
How all the pros play the game
You change your name

Like a gangster
On the run
You will stagger homeward
To your precious one
I'm the one
Who must make everything right
Talk it out till daylight

I don't care anymore
Why you run around
Break away
Just when it
Seems so clear
That it's
Over now
Drink your big black cow
And get out of here
Comments/Interpretations
by CLAUDE on 8/22/2008 1:40pm
MY FAVORITE SONG MARVELOUS SOUND
by jessica on 9/4/2008 1:27am
i always wanted the lyrics to this song..thank you...beautiful music
by K.lucky.Y on 9/18/2008 5:33pm
Is this song about some girl getting kicked out for being high?
by Boney on 6/9/2009 3:39pm
Can somebody lend me a dollar?
by da man on 9/22/2009 2:39am
douche bag lucky, its about a girl treating a guy like shit
by j jo on 12/29/2009 9:57pm
this song is about seeing his girlfriend with another man in a diner and the big black cow is a chocalate milkshake thought youd like to know THANKS
by j jo on 12/29/2009 9:59pm
and it is about her dealing drugs so you are sort of on the right track THANKS
by James Edward Lee on 7/16/2011 3:26pm
The Bar Rudy's that he refers to is a NYC dive bar. I been going there for 11 yrs.
by gina ortiz on 9/28/2011 12:39pm
now why u gotta call ppl douche bag?! She/he didnt know. U didnt have 2 answer!
by Bugs on 10/15/2012 1:53pm
A guy whose girlfriend suffers from histrionic personality disorder finally decides enough is enough.
by Dubie on 8/13/2013 2:10pm
Yeah Gina, I agree, only a douche bag would call someone a douche bag under those circumstances. Oh and the last time I had a Black Cow, it was a root beer float. It's always been a root beer float as long as I can remember and I went to soda fountains in the 50's and 60's when they were run by clerks called "jerks". "Hey jerk, make me another big black cow" was not an insult. It just meant that the clerk had to jerk the handles of the fountain.


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