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Jim Dixon Lyr Req: From Pizza Towers to Defeat (Leo Kottke) (7) Lyr Add: FROM PIZZA TOWERS TO DEFEAT (C Carroll) 19 Mar 20


I'm guessing Kottke got this from Corky Carroll, a professional surfer as well as a recording artist. Wikipedia says this song was released as a single in 1979, but it's also on a recent album. I found it on Spotify. Here's how I think I hear it:


FROM PIZZA TOWERS TO DEFEAT
As sung by Corky Carroll on "A Surfer for President" (2016)

1. Well, youíve been takin' the tequila up until the after-hours,
But you donít have to take it to heart;
And youíve been takin' the menudo from the back of Pizza Towers.
That was the beginning of the start;
But itís been five long years since you robbed that train to Chico.
Now youíre in the back of a truck;
But thatís whatís from robbin' that last train to Chico,
So go home, and Enrico, good luck.

2. Well, youíve been takin' the tequila up until the after-hours,
But you donít take it to heart;
And now there's no intruders in the back of Pizza Towers.
You've been hangin' 'round the Thrifty Mart;
Oh, but a man's gotta eat or he goes to defeat,

And now youíre in the back of a truck;
But thatís whatís from robbin' that last train to Chico.,
So go home, and Enrico, good luck.

REPEAT VERSE 1.


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