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Time

Some have too little, others not enough,
with life rushing by you make it seem rough.
It’s just in your mind, it must be that way,
for what is tomorrow without yesterday?

You rush by unheeding the cries that we make.
Our days pass by quickly until you must take,
our existence, our being, our essence of life,
our signs of struggle, our displays of strife.

You march on undaunted, your hands going’ round.
We’ve tried to break free but we’ll always be bound,
by the limits you set, so precise, so defined.
With time on your side you’ve got peace of mind.


------
Staggerlee
By Robert Hunter

1940 Xmas evening with a full moon over town
Staggerlee met Billy DeLyon
and he blew that poor boy down
Do you know what he shot him for?
What do you make of that?
'Cause Billy DeLyon threw lucky dice,
won Staggerlee's Stetson hat

Baio, Baio, tell me how can this be?
You arrest the girls for turning tricks
but you're scared of Staggerlee
Staggerlee is a madman and he shot my Billy dead
Baio you go get him or give the job to me


Delia DeLyon, dear sweet Delia-D
How the hell can I arrest him
when he's twice as big as me?
Don't ask me to go downtown -
I wouldn't come back alive
Not only is that mother big but he packs a .45


Baio Delia said just give me a gun
He shot my Billy dead now I'm gonna see him hung
She waded to DeLyon's Club through Billy DeLyon's blood
Stepped up to Staggerlee at the bar
Said Buy me a gin fizz, love


As Staggerlee lit a cigarette
she shot him in the balls
Blew the smoke off her revolver,
had him dragged to city hall
Baio, Baio, see you hang him high
He shot my Billy dead and now he's got to die


Delia went a walking down on Singapore Street
A three-piece band on the corner played "Nearer, My God, to Thee"
but Delia whistled a different tune
...what tune could it be?


The song that woman sung was Look out Staggerlee
The song that Delia sung was Look out Staggerlee
The song that woman sung was Look out Staggerlee
The song that Delia sung was Look out Staggerlee




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The following comments are for "Time"
by Staggerlee

Time
Jason,

A really thought provoking pieace that I ca relate to well. I could highlight the entire piece and say how true it was, but the change for your last line:

'With time on your side you’ve got peace of mind.'

This says it all, but how do we get it?

Extremely good write,

Have Fun,

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: September 22, 2004 )

Big Mutha
HAHA HA HA! "Not only is that mother big, but he packs a 45" good. real good. I liked it.

( Posted by: DieBaronHobskewward [Member] On: September 22, 2004 )

Lol...
Big with a .45...cool write. And the sound of that .45...whew!!!

Thanks,
Char

( Posted by: Char [Member] On: September 22, 2004 )





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