Resurrection Blues (I’ll See You Around)

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Another course of chemo’,

this’ll be my final round,

figure that by this time next year

I’ll be planted in the ground.

 

Chorus:

Gotta go now,
no time to be profound,
but don’t you know this ain’t “Goodbye”,

I’ll see you around … I’ll see you around … I’ll see you around

 

In the shadow of gallows at Belsen,

shackled I schlep up the steps,

but this ain’t my final curtain,

know this, an’ don’t forget …

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Packed in the bus like cattle

we’re doin’ what’s gotta be done,

bein’ driven ‘n worked to anonymous deaths,

“My stop!  See ya’ – gotta run!”

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A little bit light in the loafers,

out of step and out of hope,

so I thought I’d go and hang with God

from the end of a piece of rope.

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Guts spread in the snow like confetti,

I was runnin’ as fast as I can,

stepped on an improvised explosive device

how’d I wind up in Afghanistan?

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Pushed against life just too hard

tried to drown out the struggle with fun,

drowned in my puke after shooting bad shit (pc-stuff)

don’t hate me for bein’ young and dumb.

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The forceps come together

they planned to flush me down their drain,

can’t you hear my heart a-cryin’

“Momma, I’ll see you again.”

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Every life’s another verse

every life’s a song,

sing it here and the other side

brother, we all belong!

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