Howe Gelb

Welcome to the desert
It's becoming increasingly more expensive
It used to be much cheaper
To find a love and to keep her
To play guitar and reiterate
Or embrace the heat and just hibernate
A little tin foil on the window works just great

I'm coming from a long line of coincidence
I'm a Vortexan at heart
I can't even give one 'for instance'
But Vortexas still has my heart

Staying at the congress hotel
About a mile from the "no-tel motel"
It's our universe's center
Used to live there like a renter
It assembles us with haywire
They lost the top floor up in flre
The clocks are stuck in rewind
Living on Tucson time

I'm coming from a long line of coincidence
I'm a Vortexan at heart
I can't even give you one 'for instance'
But Vortexas still has my heart

Pinto beans kept us well stocked
To kill the time, we just rocked
Catching a buzz from the cicadas
And dancing with invisible neighbors
Erosion is our state bird
Ha-ha .. that's not what I heard

I'm coming from a long line of coincidence
I'm a Vortexan at heart
I can't even give you one 'for instance'
Vortexas, Vortexas...