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The Rise and Fall of Kara's Scene

from Jukebox Drawl by The Atomic Atoms

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Kara was the one who dreamed of bright lights,
a homespun girl of auburn hair
She was surrounded by a crowd of mile-long stares
and her blue eyes never fit in there
She was too caustic for the crows and cows and corn
All over town the girl was known to raise alarms
and we were part of Kara's scene
Sighing every time that Kara screamed:

"I've been waiting all my life for this to come through
and I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove"

She hitched the first plane on the tarmac
pointed toward Californ-i-a
"You've got the knack don't want you ever lookin' back"
was all her mother had to say
When she made ground she drowned in lights and sights and sound
She was ignited by the sunlight in this Hollywood town
and we were part of Kara's scene
Sighing every time that Kara screamed:

"I've been waiting all my life for this to come through
and I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove"

She took the whole world by surprise
A true to life fairy tale it seemed
Her warmth was spreading far and wide from every side,
the vixen of every young man's dreams
The papers read: This world has finally found a star
worthy of raising up above the earthen scar
and we're all part of Kara's scene
Sighing every time that Kara screams:

"I've been waiting all my life for this to come through
and I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove"

When she was found face-down; extinguished
the culprit had already taken flight
They caught his ass and took him to task
he said

"it's what was asked
Allow me to set your story right.
See, all my life I've waited patient for this day
I met the need so our legacy is now surely saved.
Do you think she'd rather to burn out or to fade away?"

Yeah, he was part of Kara's scene
Sighing every time that Kara screamed.

"I've been waiting all my life for this to come through
and I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove"
And I'll be good and damned if I
I'll be good and damned if I
I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove.

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from Jukebox Drawl, released April 5, 2012

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The Atomic Atoms are the brain child of a fiercely independent minded pseudo manic moody madman and a guy named Tommy. We got our name from a dude at a bar that one time.

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