“Washboard Lisa” by Grayson Capps

I saw Love Song for Bobby Long again, and once again I was moved, especially by the music. Here’s another song from that soundtrack, a song by Grayson Capps. It’s also on Capp’s CD, If You Knew My Mind. I transcribed the lyrics from his CD for his song, “Washboard Lisa.” I’ve determined to go see Capps in the near future. I know from his website that he plays in Alabama and along the coast and that would likely be my best chance to hear him. Here is his website:

“Washboard Lisa” by Grayson Capps

Standin’ on the corner of Royal Street,

on a Sunday afternoon

Out there by the old A & P

barefoot in the sun in June.

I saw her playin’ with the big brass band

with old Gate Junior on guitar

I saw her playin’ with John and Mooney too

uptown at Maddigan’s Bar.

Washboard Lisa, wash away your sins

let them go down the drain

Evertime you move your dirty little hands

takes away our fears and our pain

I said “hello” to her out there on the street

Boys, I looked into her eyes

She said that she knew Tom Robbins

Oh, I believed it was a lie

But how can New Orleans be so good

To a Lucky Strike smoking queen

With a rip in her dress and dirty toes

Livin’ life like a dream

Washboard Lisa, wash away your sins

let them go down the drain

Evertime you move your dirty little hands

takes away our fears and our pain