Verse 1:
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 Rebekah rode up on the afternoon train, it was sunny
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 Her saltbox house on the coast took her mind off St. Louis
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 Bill was the heir to the Standard Oil name and money
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 And the town said, "How did a middle-class divorcée do it?"
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 The wedding was charming, if a little gauche
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 There's only so far new money goes
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 They picked out a home and called it "Holiday House"
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 Their parties were tasteful, if a little loud
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 The doctor had told him to settle down
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 It must have been her fault his heart gave out
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 And they said
 
Chorus:
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 There goes the last great American dynasty
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 Who knows, if she never showed up, what could've been
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 There goes the maddest woman this town has ever seen
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She had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Verse 2:
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 Rebekah gave up on the Rhode Island set forever
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 Flew in all her xxxxx Pack friends from the city
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 Filled the pool with champagne and swam with the big names
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 And blew through the money on the boys and the ballet
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 And losing on card game bets with Dalí
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 And they said
 
Chorus:
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 There goes the last great American dynasty
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 Who knows, if she never showed up, what could've been
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 There goes the most shameless woman this town has ever seen
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She had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Bridge:
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 They say she was seen on occasion
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 Pacing the rocks, staring out at the midnight sea
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 And in a feud with her neighbor
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 She stole his dog and dyed it key lime green
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 Fifty years is a long time
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 Holiday House sat quietly on that beach
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 Free of women with madness, their men and bad habits
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 And then it was bought by me
 
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Chorus:
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 Who knows, if I never showed up, what could've been
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 There goes the loudest woman this town has ever seen
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I had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Outro:
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 I had a marvelous time ruining everything
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 a marvelous time ruining everything
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 a marvelous time
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 I had a marvelous time
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