The Golden Gate Bridge 

©1981 Andrew Calhoun, recorded on Where Blue Meets Blue

I wish I could dance like a hillbilly 
Cause if I could dance like a hillbilly 
I wouldn't mind what nobody thought of me
Or my dancing feet, or my dancing feet, or my dancing

My mother tells me that my teeth are too expensive 
First it's the cavities, now it's the braces 
She says my teeth are gonna cost us a mortgage 
But what are my teeth to the golden gate bridge? 

The golden gate bridge is long, strong and mighty 
I'd break my teeth off if I tried to bite it 
But I can ride all the way across it 
And I can leave it behind me 

The golden gate bridge is a kiss in a shadow 
The golden gate bridge is a dream in a meadow 
Sky up above it, and water below it 
You can pass over, or you can jump off it 

My teeth will still be in my jaw when I'm ninety 
When I'm buried low at a hundred and twenty 
Jewels in the crown of the horn of plenty 
My teeth will shine like a wishing well penny 

There ain't no body like the body I am 
The silver screw, the doorjamb 
The highlit sun, the daughter's hand 
The eternal moving bed of sand 

There's no soul like my solo soul 
There's no two like me and you 
There's no honey in an empty hive 
I never leave, I never arrive 
I am the one who is always here 
I am the one who cannot steer 
I never meet myself on the street 
I cannot mark my passing feet 
I cannot mark my passing