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Everclear cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Everclear
Released 1991
Format LP / CD / CS
Length 2:49
Label Alias Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Bruce Kaphan & American Music Club
Everclear track listing
  1. "Why Won't You Stay"
  2. "Rise"
  3. "Miracle On 8th Street"
  4. "Ex-Girlfriend"
  5. "Crabwalk"
  6. "The Confidential Agent"
  7. "Sick Of Food"
  8. "The Dead Part Of You"
  9. "Royal Cafe"
  10. "What The Pillar Of Salt Held Up"
  11. "Jesus' Hands"

"Ex-Girlfriend" is the 4th song on American Music Club's 1991 album, Everclear. It was first recorded in 1989 during the aborted Everclear sessions with Tom Mallon.[1]

In 2015 Eitzel told Aquarium Drunkard, "A friend of mine – his then-girlfriend was our bass player. I guess one night we were all drunk and she kept saying something about how my friend (her boyfriend) was just really teetering on the edge. Of course when he heard the song he was pissed and said to me, 'Oh fuck you,' and I was in trouble all the way around."[2]


Your ex-girlfriend told me you were having a bad time
Day-to-day life shouldn't be what it's all about
Day-to-day life is something we all know too much about
I guess you got no one to take care of you

Your ex-girlfriend told me you spent all yesterday crying
I didn't know things were going so bad for you
Maybe you're just trying to get her to come back to you
Or work your way out of the cynical attitudes
that protect you

Bad habits make our decisions for us
You should try to remember,
all you're holding is a handful of dust

It's not even closing time
And already stars are falling out of the sky
You're all lit up, you gotta do something
I'll help you try

Your ex-girlfriend told me you spent all yesterday crying
Now do you believe the stories
when you're life's not buying
I guess you got no one to take care of you



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  1. Tom Mallon. "Tom Mallon Recording (1978-present)". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. "Mark Eitzel: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview". aquariumdrunkard.com. 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2017.