trudy and dave


Whatever you don't follow that shot,  

she rang those words out with all she got

With a baby and the laundry in the Chevrolet,  

Well he thought about following anyway

But he drove 'em to the strip mall laundromat,

In his three day beard and his red man hat

Trudy washed their bell bottom jeans, e

while that baby just sat ther lookin' mean



Trudy and Dave

They're out of their minds

Trudy and Dave

They're out of their minds


Well David put a match to a Lucky Strike

And the smoke curled up 'round his head how he liked,

It made him feel a little mysterious

'Til Trudy said "David honey, what about us?"


So he thought about them and those shots ringing out

And other things he shouldn't be thinking about

Like how it wasn't them at all, just life that was mean

And how a twenty dollar pistol made him feel so clean




Didn't mean to do it baby, but I did it for love


The same shot his Daddy heard before him

A shot that can really blow you away

And when it is fired his mama told him

"David, you'll follow it to your grave"


Well Trudy and Dave, those crazy kids

Had a baby of their own and you heard what they did

In the middle of a strip mall shots rang out

Shots heard all over the world no doubt


'Cause it was there in the paper the very next day

'Bout a couple and a baby and a Chevrolet

Who shot up an automatic teller machine

Took the money for the laundry and drove away clean