People Like You

Mosquito bloodfinger
Minnesota State Fair
Crafty beer funnel cake
Take your steady down there

Minnesota nice chugging it all day
Minnesota nice kisses blow this way

Gourmet kittens, give me extra cheese
That's the whitest rabbit you're ever gonna see
Giant shrinking mushrooms (you gotta eat both sides)
All night cheezy fries and a lonely beer clown -

People would be watching to see where you come down

People watching people watching
People watching people
People like you, people like me

Minnesota nice shooting stars all night
Minnesota nice steal some kisses on this flight

Midwestern sunset, prairie flag sky-wide
Colors are so beautiful no national divide
We go watch the Twins and the Timberwolves play ball
When they lose to Baltimore in sportsmanlike defeat -

People should be watching every time they meet

People watching people watching
People watching people
People like you, people like me

See the funny people in their funny clothes
People-watching never disappoints
When they look at us, better strike a pose
Piggy oink oink sparking up a joint
See the silly people's hair in silly cuts
Watch them staring missing half the point -
We stare right back, they look just like us
We all watch and pass around that joint

You want people watching well we're everywhere but there

People watching people watching
People watching people
People like you, people like me

We're five o'clock farmers with
Suburban rural dreams
Those posing, people-watching
Know nothing's what it seems

Take Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing - well,
Old Scotch tape would have you believe that that is everything

But there's a world of farming, deep lake fishing too
A hundred parks, a thousand hills, a million miles with you
And don't forget to visit our really great State Fair
Guest Canadians on a dare will ask you what you drink -

People will be watching everything you think

People watching people watching
People watching people
People like you, people like me

Minnesota nice chugging it right down
Minnesota nice filling up my town

Jasmine smells a lot like week-old gasoline
A regular at the pumps, dig that main drag scene
The vine or the pole, a life on the stage
It's a pretty good living, it lets you turn the page

Minnesota nice blowing kisses in the wind
Mississippi wine is drowning everything

People could be watching every time you sing

People watching people watching
People watching people
People like you, people like me
People like us, people like them

Mosquito bloodfinger
Minnesota so fair
Most posing, people-watching
Know nothings don't care

Minnesota nice are there people watching you?
Minnesota nice shouldn't you be watching too?

People might be watching every time it's true

People watching people watching -
People like people like you
People like people like me
People like people like us
People like people like them
People like people like them

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