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Mean Mark Eitzel Gets Fat cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Mean Mark Eitzel Gets Fat
Released 1982
Format CS
Label Self-released
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Mean Mark Eitzel Gets Fat track listing
  1. "Swinglow"
  2. "You Can Be Beautiful"
  3. "Hold On To Your Love"
  4. "I Speak French"
  5. "A Tall Black Lady"
  6. "Keep This Dance For Me"
  7. "Shadow Of My Name"

"Swinglow" is the first song on Mark Eitzel's debut album, 1982’s Mean Mark Eitzel Gets Fat.


Trees are fools, they envy light
they parade all day
they parade all night
lights are lined up like they'll
never get out of place
like a dark hand
that covers up every face

Baby are you a shadow
a smile in a crowd
where you can hide away inside
like you were wearing a shroud

Trees want to get lost
with the hand that doesn't talk
with the wind at any cost
with the wind at any cost

I gave a girl a white dress
it was made of white lace
so she could wear it in the dark
and see throughout all space
she runs away like a thief

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