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  1. Bullets

From the recording Bullets

Originally written in December 1980, the day after John Lennon was murdered.
For JFK, Dr. King, Steve Conger, and John Lennon

Lyrics

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