Dar Williams

Ron and Nancy got the house but Sid and Nancy rule

I died eight years ago; I'm still a legend at my high school

I stole a Chevy and I wrapped it round a tree

But that's OK 'cause no one's gonna make the next century

I'm up in heaven now they say I'm here to stay

Where the clouds are really puffy and the angels sing every day


The cafeteria's got everything, it's gonna drive me mad

Cause it looks just like a big Hawaiian party that my mother had

It's like the worst Elvis film I've ever seen

Technicolor luau all on technicolor green

There's camping trips and donkey rides and singing round the fire

And they signed me up for surfing

But they can't get me in the choir


But there she was this morning getting fitted for her wings

Leather boots, magenta hair, and saying nasty things

I'd say she was an angel but it's stupid and it's obvious

I said you'll hate it here 'cause we're the only ones like us

It's crypto-fascist mania, it's silicon deliria

Yeah, she said, you're right, but I like the cafeteria


Hey God, we're the bad kids, we're so nasty, mean and vile

God looks like a guidance counselor, God's got that smile

God says, how could this be, that's really odd

I guess I'll have to check my records, silly me, you know, I'm only God


The waves are perfect and the sun will always shine

But there's got to be more to death than surfing all the time

I know the signs of self-destruction so I try to stop each new kid

Don't be like me, forever young, forever stupid

Yeah, I found love here, but I'll bet you'll find it there

Where they don't always make the same joke,

"Gee, you make a heavenly pair."



American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More