Yellow Button

from by The Doctors Fox

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This song is about an ex-girlfriend. I use the "yellow button" metaphor because those were her first words as a baby. I was devastated by this break-up, and writing this song provided me closure and perspective. Years later, she died in a car accident, and the song has taken on new meaning for me.

lyrics

A warm September evening
When I found this yellow button on the ground
I sewed it to my sleave, I do believe
This button wanted to be found

To pass the time she turned and smiled at me
She spent a while with me
Until the morning sun
And when she woke up for her dream
The world around her seemed a bit less fun

As the time went by
The knot I tied began to lose its grip
As the world revolved my thread dissolved
And my button began to slip

To pass the time she turned and smiled at me
She spent a while with me
Until the morning sun
And when she woke up for her dream
The world around her seemed a bit less fun

A bitter afternoon,
The tune she sang began to fade away
And though I still ask why
I find that she’s got nothing more to say

To pass the time she turned and smiled at me
She spent a while with me
Until the morning sun
And when she woke up for her dream
The world around her seemed a lot less fun

credits

from Handful of Laughs, released April 14, 2012
Guest Artists
Organ - Jack Hamilton

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The Doctors Fox Boston, Massachusetts

With genre-bending song writing, detailed arrangements, and vocal harmonies to make you weak in the knees, The Doctors Fox catch you off guard with their eclectic brand of rock. Not easy to categorize, these Boston pranksters are known for an explosive mash-up of styles, offering everything from funk and disco to frenetic klezmer turmoil, bossa nova beats to guitar-driven rock. ... more

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