Digging around on YouTube this evening, I found the original version of "Lawn Dart", sung by Dom Leone (who died in 1989). I used to go see Ed's Redeeming Qualities at the Rat in Boston on Sunday nights, before they got sorta famous and worked with the Breeders.
The "Ed's Basement" shows were always a wonderful mix of poetry, performance art, music and humor, and the band members were some of the most down to earth musicians I've ever met. Somewhere I still have a stack of Two Ton Santa, the little zine they sold at shows, and a tee shirt so old it's practically transparent.
This is a sweet video treatment of a tragic song, done by some deadpan kids.