From the recording Better Than You Knew

Lyrics

Six transistor radio, midnight hour rockin’ show, covers up, volume down, so my old man wouldn’t growl I felt that voice out of Turkey Scratch, lift me like a thunder clap

Oh Levon you were better than you knew, you took me soaring out of that little room
We rode the train with Virgil Caine, sang Ophelia’s name in vain
Oh Levon you were better than you knew, Oh Levon

The family Buick and a McDonald’s smock, at school they called me Cool Hand Not
My own wheels, a distant dream, flippin’ burgers one-two-three, like playing every song with the same old swing
While the heart beats to imagining

Oh Levon you were better than you knew, you took me soaring out of that little room
We midnight rambled at Walcott’s Show, helped Miss Fanny with that heavy load
Oh Levon you were better than you knew, Oh Levon play on play on

I read there is no frigate like a book, to take us worlds awayin’
That voice of yours was my sailing ship, risin’ out of those LP’s playin’

Oh Levon you were better than you knew, you took me soaring out of that little room
Up on Cripple Creek we roamed, Acadian driftwood leaving home
Oh Levon you were better than you knew, but like a thief in the night time done stole you too
Oh oh oh oh Levon Levon play on play on