Thursday, June 21, 2018

night



And I followed her to the station
With a suitcase in my hand
And I followed her to the station
With a suitcase in my hand
Well, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell
When all your love's in vain
All my love's in vain

When the train rolled up to the station
I looked her in the eye
When the train rolled up to the station
And I looked her in the eye
Well, I was lonesome, I felt so lonesome
And I could not help but cry
All my love's in vain

When the train, it left the station
With two lights on behind
When the train, it left the station
With two lights on behind
Well, the blue light was my blues
And the red light was my mind
All my love's in vain



Let me ride on the Wall Of Death one more time
Let me ride on the Wall Of Death one more time
You can waste your time on the other rides
This is the nearest to being alive
Oh let me take my chances on the Wall Of Death

You can go with the crazy people in the Crooked House
You can fly away on the Rocket or spin in the Mouse
The Tunnel Of Love might amuse you
Noah's Ark might confuse you
But let me take my chances on the Wall Of Death

On the Wall Of Death all the world is far from me
On the Wall Of Death it's the nearest to being free

Well you're going nowhere when you ride on the carousel
And maybe you're strong but what's the good of ringing a bell
The switchback will make you crazy.
Beware of the bearded lady
Oh let me take my chances on the Wall Of Death

Let me ride on the Wall Of Death one more time
Oh let me ride on the Wall Of Death one more time
You can waste your time on the other rides
This is the nearest to being alive
Oh let me take my chances on the Wall Of Death
Let me take my chances on the Wall Of Death
Oh let me take my chances on the Wall Of Death



He's five foot-two and he's six feet-four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He's all of thirty-one and he's only seventeen
He's been a soldier for a thousand years

He's a Christian a Hindu an Atheist a Jain
A Buddhist and a Muslim and a Jew
And he knows he shouldn't kill
And he knows he always will
Kill you for me my friend and me for you

And he's fighting for Palestine
He's fighting for Israel
He's fighting for the USA
And he's fighting for the Russians
And he's fighting for Iran
And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way

And he's fighting for Democracy
He's fighting for his soil
He says it's for the peace of all
He's the one who must decide
Who's to live and who's to die
And he never sees the writing on the wall

But without him how would Hitler have condemned them at ...
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body as a weapon for war
And without him all this killing can't go on
No

He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from here and there and you and me and brothers can't you see
This is not the way we put the end to war
No



I knew Virginia once
She was a pretty girl
She walked in the wild fields
And swam the wild streams
I took her out one day to the
Civil War battlefield
Way down in Manassas
Where I told her my dreams

[Chorus]
But now it's Disney's America
A long way from anywhere
You get what you pay for there
Man, you get it in spades
Just Disney's America
Virginia she chose to stay
And we drifted apart like runoff
Into the Chesapeake Bay

Then I had a family 
Virginia, I guess she forgot about me
She lives near the concrete sea
Or so people say
I don't remember much
About her gentle touch
My skin just turned so hard
And my feet turned to clay

[Chorus]
You can[’t] get too excited
You can[’t] get too enthused
From Dismal Land to the Tragic Mountain
We are not amused

I knew Virginia once
She was a pretty thing....

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