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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB - call & response : how many roads must a man walk down ?


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Posted on 18 Apr 2013 21:57:29 BDT
nocheese says:
You make me nervous when you start to talk

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 21:34:34 BDT
Gengler says:
(bear with me - the entire song needs to be re-read and thought about in response)

Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child's balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon
There is no sense in trying.

Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fools gold mouthpiece
The hollow horn plays wasted words
Proved to warn
That he not busy being born
Is busy dying.

Temptation's page flies out the door
You follow, find yourself at war
Watch waterfalls of pity roar
You feel to moan but unlike before
You discover
That you'd just be
One more person crying.

So don't fear if you hear
A foreign sound to you ear
It's alright, Ma, I'm only sighing.

As some warn victory, some downfall
Private reasons great or small
Can be seen in the eyes of those that call
To make all that should be killed to crawl
While others say don't hate nothing at all
Except hatred.

Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their marks
Made everything from toy guns that sparks
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much
Is really sacred.

While preachers preach of evil fates
Teachers teach that knowledge waits
Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
Goodness hides behind its gates
But even the President of the United States
Sometimes must have
To stand naked.

An' though the rules of the road have been lodged
It's only people's games that you got to dodge
And it's alright, Ma, I can make it.

Advertising signs that con you
Into thinking you're the one
That can do what's never been done
That can win what's never been won
Meantime life outside goes on
All around you.

You loose yourself, you reappear
You suddenly find you got nothing to fear
Alone you stand without nobody near
When a trembling distant voice, unclear
Startles your sleeping ears to hear
That somebody thinks
They really found you.

A question in your nerves is lit
Yet you know there is no answer fit to satisfy
Insure you not to quit
To keep it in your mind and not forget
That it is not he or she or them or it
That you belong to.

Although the masters make the rules
For the wise men and the fools
I got nothing, Ma, to live up to.

For them that must obey authority
That they do not respect in any degree
Who despite their jobs, their destinies
Speak jealously of them that are free
Cultivate their flowers to be
Nothing more than something
They invest in.

While some on principles baptized
To strict party platforms ties
Social clubs in drag disguise
Outsiders they can freely criticize
Tell nothing except who to idolize
And then say God Bless him.

While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society's pliers
Cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole
That he's in.

But I mean no harm nor put fault
On anyone that lives in a vault
But it's alright, Ma, if I can't please him.

Old lady judges, watch people in pairs
Limited in sex, they dare
To push fake morals, insult and stare
While money doesn't talk, it swears
Obscenity, who really cares
Propaganda, all is phony.

While them that defend what they cannot see
With a killer's pride, security
It blows the minds most bitterly
For them that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes
Must get lonely.

My eyes collide head-on with stuffed graveyards
False gods, I scuff
At pettiness which plays so rough
Walk upside-down inside handcuffs
Kick my legs to crash it off
Say okay, I have had enough
What else can you show me ?

And if my thought-dreams could been seen
They'd probably put my head in a guillotine
But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 21:28:27 BDT
Babyshambler says:
All of those awful things that I have heard
I don't want to believe them, all I want is your word
So darlin', you better come through
Tell me that it isn't true

Posted on 18 Apr 2013 21:16:47 BDT
Gengler says:
I'm in Boston town, in some restaurant
I got no idea what I want
Or maybe I do but, I'm just really not sure

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 21:08:51 BDT
Babyshambler says:
Coffins droppin' in the street like balloons made out of lead

Posted on 18 Apr 2013 21:00:03 BDT
Gengler says:
Death don't have no judgement in this land

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 20:34:20 BDT
Babyshambler says:
They don't believe in mercy
Judgment on them is something that you'll never see

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 20:22:25 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 20:17:12 BDT
Gengler says:
Witchcraft scum exploiting the dumb,
Turning children into punks and slaves
Whose heroes and healers are rich dope dealers
Who should be put in their graves.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 19:43:03 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 17:30:31 BDT
Babyshambler says:
They say every man needs protection
They say every man must fall

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 14:29:47 BDT
Gengler says:
Jeremiah preached repentance to those that would turn from hell
But the critics all gave him such bad reviews put him down at the bottom of a well
kept on talking, anyway as the people were put into chains
Wasn't nobody there to say "Bon voyage", or shatter any bottles of champagne.
Yonder comes sin

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2013 12:19:45 BDT
Babyshambler says:
Well, I'm gonna baptize you in fire so you can sin no more

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 23:37:29 BDT
Gengler says:
Well, John the Baptist after torturing a thief
Looks up at his hero the Commander-in-Chief
Saying, "Tell me great hero, but please make it brief
Is there a hole for me to get sick in ?"

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 22:48:18 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
I broke into the tomb, but the casket was empty.
There was no jewels, no nothin', I felt I'd been had.
When I saw that my partner was just bein' friendly,
When I took up his offer I must-a been mad.

I picked up his body and I dragged him inside,
Threw him down in the hole and I put back the cover.
I said a quick prayer and I felt satisfied.
Then I rode back to find Isis just to tell her I love her.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 21:58:06 BDT
Gengler says:
While I'm strolling through the lonely graveyard of my mind
I left my life with you somewhere back there along the line
I thought somehow that I would be spared this fate
But I don't know how much longer I can wait

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 21:03:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Apr 2013 21:03:36 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
And these visions of Johanna,
they kept me up past the dawn

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 20:44:04 BDT
nocheese says:
It's never been this close before

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 20:32:15 BDT
Gengler says:
I got new eyes, everything looks far away....

Posted on 17 Apr 2013 20:09:14 BDT
nocheese says:
They say ev'rything can be replaced,
Yet ev'ry distance is not near.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 19:29:40 BDT
Gengler says:
They say, "Eat, drink and be merry
Take the bull by the horns"
I keep seeing visions of you, a lily among thorns
Everything looks a little far away to me

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 19:06:46 BDT
Babyshambler says:
His voice it trembles as he calls out
For another plate of food.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 18:04:29 BDT
Gengler says:
We eat and we drink, we feel and we think
Far down the street we stray
I laugh and I cry and I'm haunted by
Things I never meant nor wished to say

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 17:37:25 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Now, I don't care just what you do
If you wanta have a picnic, that's up to you

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2013 16:20:11 BDT
Babyshambler says:
Well, I don't want to brag, but I'm gonna ring your neck
When all else fails I'll make it a matter of self-respect
Someday baby, you ain't gonna worry about me any more
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