The Kustard King

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The Kustard King

a big man in a mustache and a cap
holds onto his life by a little white strap
she stands behind his elbow in a gown
with a smile for the popsicle that I hand down
jungle jim wins hands down
because he knows that you can't get down

it's summertime and the children are free
they play between parked cars,
jump rope in the street
how they run to the bell that I ring
the summer I drove
the Kustard King
G.I. joe don't give a damn
old enough to be your dad

and he's building
popsicle stick houses
with stockings and dresses and blouses
and when push comes to shove
he'll drop your little orange love
on the boardwalk above

september it calls like my mom
from the screen porch door "it's time to come in"
gotta leave my little creamsicle girl
in the big harry hands of the big harry world
yet who am I to blame?
knowing that I'd do the same
and he's building popsicle stick towers
with presents and promises and flowers
and you'll figure it out
when he pulls his stick out
yea you'll figure it out when he pulls his stick out
and drops you in the sand

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from Three Leaf Clover, released June 16, 2006

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Hello Dolly 1999
Three Leaf CLover 2006
I Do 2012
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