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DOC WALTZ: Music

Bullets

(Doc Waltz, 2008, ASCAP)
June 30, 2009
Music and Lyrics by Doc Waltz
Originally written in December 1980, the day after John Lennon was murdered.
For JFK, Dr. King, Steve Conger, and John Lennon
I said good-bye to a friend today,
I did not go to school, of course.
A thousand cars rolled down the highway,
Followed by one Army horse.

(CHORUS)
There was a patch of silk,
Draped over a satin face,
Veiled in the hopes of an eternal flame….
For every race.

I said good-bye to a friend today,
I wore a suit and shined my shoes.
A thousand cars rolled down the highway,
Two hundred million sang the blues.

(CHORUS)
There were lilies of white,
Trailing up a mountain of dreams,
Freedom rang out from the top…
Or so it seemed.

I said good-bye to a friend today,
I laid a rose next to his ear.
There were no cars rollin’ down the highway,
Just four of us and one case of beer.

(CHORUS)
His music died without a trace,
His voice was silenced in the dark.
My soul cried out for justice,
Another bullet, had found its mark.

I said good-bye to a friend, again, today.

Originally written 1980.

©Robert L. Waltz, 2008
Waltz Songs, ASCAP