Mattress Blues
written by: Jak Locke

version 4:
from Hymnal Apocrypha (December 4th 2008) (as "Lazy October") (3:23)
The doors are broken and mosquitoes comin in
I'm layin round got the mattress blues again
Cable modem and a broken VCR
The kids are boxing on a rusted out old car

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

Commercial vacuum and a Crown Victoria
Eighty bucks and plastic euphoria
Kickin cans in bags so bored you're keeping score
Takin time like you could come back for some more

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

Stoned and drunk and wired and blowed and wide awake
Tomorrow's one more free donation you can take
Blowin smoke into the rising morning's face
Don't know what's happening but I've already set my pace

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today
Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

version 3:
from Yellow Light District (October 15th 2003) (3:10)
The doors are broken and mosquitoes comin in
I'm layin round got the mattress blues again
Cable modem and a broken VCR
Kids are boxing on a rusted out old car

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

Commercial vacuum and a Crown Victoria
Eighty bucks and plastic euphoria
Kickin cans in bags so bored you're keeping score
Takin time like you could come back for some more

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

Stoned and drunk and wired and blowed and wide awake
Tomorrow's one more free donation you can take
Blowin smoke into the rising morning's face
Don't know what's happening but I've already set my pace

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today
Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

version 2:
from Junk Worship (September 12th 2003) (as "Mattress Blues (Lazy October)") (2:55)
The doors are broken and mosquitoes comin in
I'm layin round got the mattress blues again
Cable modem and a broken VCR
Kids are boxing on a rusted out old car

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

Commercial vacuum and a Crown Victoria
Eighty bucks and plastic euphoria
Kickin cans in bags so bored you're keeping score
Takin time like you could come back for some more

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

Stoned and drunk and wired and blowed and wide awake
Tomorrow's one more free donation you can take
Blowin smoke into the rising morning's face
Don't know what's happening but I've already set my pace

Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today
Ain't much to say
Ain't much to do today

version 1:
from All Our Sunlight Scattered (December 16th 2002) (as "Lazy October") (3:12)
The doors are broken and mosquitoes coming in
I'm laying round, got the mattress blues again
Cable modem and a broken VCR
The kids are boxing on a rusted out old car

Ain't much to say, ain't much to do today

Commercial vacuum and a Crown Victoria
Eighty bucks and plastic euphoria
Kicking cans in bags, so bored you're keeping score
Taking time like you could come back for some more

Ain't much to say, ain't much to do today

Stoned and drunk and wired and blowed and wide awake
Tomorrow's one more free donation you can take
Blowing smoke into the rising morning's face
Don't know what's happening but I've already set my pace

Ain't much to say, ain't much to do today

earliest live performance: April 4th 2003