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AMOS LEE lyrics - Last Days At The Lodge

Street Corner Preacher

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[Verse 1:] He got a new mercy A new grace Street corner preacher With the angry face He got 2 years off For good behavior Back in the neighborhood Working for the savior There's two old ladies And a junkie, noddin off He can see for sure That his work is cut out Though he walks thru the shadows We won't fear his neighbor Back in the neighborhood Working for the savior [Chorus:] Bau, bau Put it on back Ah put it in Ah bau bau, Put it ooh bop Ah put it in Ah bau bau Put it ooh bop Ah put it in Ah, bau bau Ya ya [Verse 2:] Well he understands The need for livin it large But it's hard to get a job With a felony charge Now he's working in a hospital Washin dishes Walking thru the fields To the lost inhibitions There is death everywhere The new, been addiction To save the liver From the waking death is his conviction The eyes of man Well he seeks no favor Back in the neighborhood Workin for the savior [Pre-Chorus:] But there's a whole lot of trouble all around Every night the same old siren sound Ah there's a whole lot of trouble all around Children, soldiers, in this battle ground [Chorus:] Ah put it in Ah bau bau Put 'em bop Ah put it in Ah bau bau Put 'em bop Ah put it in A bau bau Ya ya [Verse 3:] Well a new sun And a second chance He unbolts the door And hops ever the fence Young woman with a baby That her daddy gave her Back in the neighborhood Workin for the savior But all around The war rages on Burnt out houses With the front door gone Well his faith is his fountain His love is his neighbor Back in the neighborhood Workin for the saitor [Bridge:] Whoa oh oh oh, oh Yea, ahhh, [Chorus:] Bau, bau Put it on back Ah put it in Ah bau bau, Put it ooh bop Ah put it in Ah bau bau Put it ooh bop Ah put it in Ah, bau bau Ya ya [Outro:] He got a new mercy A new grace Street corner preacher With the angry face He got two years off For good behavior Back in the neighborhood Workin for the savior

Working At The Car Wash Blues

JIM CROCE
Well, I just got out of the county prison doin' 90 days for nonsupport Tried to find me an executice position but no matter how smooth I talk They wouldn't listen to the fact that I was a genius the man said we got all that we can use Now I got them steadily deppressin', low-down mind-messin' workin' at the carwash blues Well, I should be sittin' in an air-conditioned office in a swivel chair Talkin' som trash to the secratary sayin' (spoken) hey now mama come on over here But still I'm stuck here rubbin' these fenders with a rag and walkin' home in soggy old shoes With them steadily deppressin', low-down mind-messin' workin' at the car wash blues You know a man of my ability he should be smokin' on a big cigar But till I get myself straight I guess I'll just have to wait in my rubber suit rubbin' these cars Well all I can do is shake my head, you might not believe that it's true but workin' at this indoor Niagra falls is an undiscovered Howard Hughes So baby, don't 'xpect to see with no double martini in any high-brow society news cause I got them steadily deppressin', low-down mind-messin' workin' at the car wash blues

Tucson, Arizona (Gazette)

DAN FOGELBERG "Windows Walls"
Tucson, Arizona Rising in the heat like a mirage Tony keeps his Chevy Like a virgin locked in his garage He brings it out at midnight And cruises down the empty boulevards And he prowls the darkened alleys That snake between the city's thirsty yards The lonely desert skies reflect the anger in his eyes And it is dawn. His father died of drinking And left five children sinking With his mom His older brother Bobby Never made it back from Viet Nam With high school well behind him He lives at home and works this shitty job. And he thinks his '60 Chevy Is the only true amigo that he's got His heart is filled with sadness And his soul is like some ugly vacant lot. Mary Estelle Hanna Came out from Louisiana for the sun A deal gone bad in Dallas Left her burned and broke and on the run To make the rent and groceries She takes this job at $3.15 an hour Serving shots of whiskey and tequila In some smoky red-neck bar And she dreams some day she'll make her way to L.A. And become a movie star. Tony saw her working He swallowed hard and asked her for a date Mary laughed and answered I would but every night I'm working late He said he had some cocaine That she could have if she'd just ride along She said What the hell, I may a well I haven't had no fun in so damn long He picked her up at closing time They pulled out on the road And they were gone. Tony's mom got frantic When she found her son had not come home Mary's roommate panicked And called the sheriff from a public phone They asked her lots of questions She tried her best to tell them what she saw. And late that night they found poor Mary Lying in some narrow, dusty draw And the coroner reported that she hadn't been Deceased for very long. Two weeks on they found it Buried to the windshield in the sand There inside lay Tony With a small revolver in his hand The papers simply stated It must have been the drugs that drove him mad The neighbors speculated What could make a good boy go so bad? Well, it might have been the desert heat It might have been the home he never had.

Nineteen

Buck O Nine
Not long ago there was a time when everything would blow my mind. Then I learn a bit more, it cancelled everything I learned before. I say hey (hey), I don't know what I'm doin'. I should have planned on my class reunion. I been workin' on my vision and clarity. This is how it was meant for me. Well anything is possible. Anything and everything is possible to me. When I was nineteen I thought I'd seen everything I was gonna see. Then I see a bit more, it cancelled everything I seen before. I say hey (hey), I thought I knew it all. I'm settin' up for a hell of a fall. Writin' down my philosophy songs, there's one that still holds strong. Well anything is possible. Anything and everything is possible to me. With every day that goes by the less and less I wonder why. Cause I seen 'em rise and I seen 'em fall. But I'll never claim to have seen it all. I say hey (hey), I ain't seen a thing. You never know what tomorrow will bring. I been workin' on my state of mind. Brace yourself for the ride. Cause anything is possible. Anything and everything is possible to me.

Divide And Conquer

Hüsker Dü "Flip Your Wig"
Well they divided up all the land And we've got states and cities Cities have their neighborhoods And more subdivisions There's countries divided by walls Oceans and latitudes And longitude, longing to find out Just what they're missing They're lots of area codes And nine digit zip codes Secret decoder ring codes Arteries, shopping nodes We'll invent some new computers Link up the global village And get AP, UPI, and Reuters To tell everybody the news We'll be one happy neighborhood Spread out across the world But who's going to stop that burglar From breaking in my house If he lives that far away We'll be just like old friends No means to your ends The police state is to busy And the neighborhood's getting out of hand It's not about my politics Something happened way too quick A bunch of men who played it sick They divide, conquer It's all here before your eyes Safety is a big disguise That hides among the other lies They divide, conquer Well I expect I won't be heard Because my silence is assured Never a discouraging word They divide and conquer They divide and conquer

Neighborhood Bully

BOB DYLAN "Infidels"
Well, the neighborhood bully, he's just one man His enemies say he's on their land They got him outnumbered about a million to one He got no place to escape to, no place to run He's the neighborhood bully. The neighborhood bully he just lives to survive He's criticized and condemned for being alive He's not supposed to fight back, he's supposed to have thick skin He's supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in He's the neighborhood bully. The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land He's wandered the earth an exiled man Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn He's always on trial for just being born He's the neighborhood bully. Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized Old women condemned him, said he could apologize Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad He's the neighborhood bully. Well, the chances are against it, and the odds are slim That he'll live by the rules that the world makes for him 'Cause there's a noose at his neck and a gun at his back And a licence to kill him is given out to every maniac He's the neighborhood bully. Well, he got no allies to really speak of What he gets he must pay for, he don't get it out of love He buys obsolete weapons and he won't be denied But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side He's the neighborhood bully. Well, he's surrounded by pacifists who all want peace They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease Now, they wouldn't hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep He's the neighborhood bully. Every empire that's enslaved him is gone Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon He's made a garden of paradise in the desert sand In bed with nobody, under no one's command He's the neighborhood bully. Now his holiest books have been trampled upon No contract that he signed was worth that what it was written on He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health He's the neighborhood bully. What's anybody indebted to him for Nothing, they say. He just likes to cause war Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed He's the neighborhood bully. What has he done to wear so many scars Does he change the course of rivers Does he pollute the moon and stars Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill Running out the clock, time standing still Neighborhood bully.

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