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    "In Memoriam" Lyrics

    Bobby Darin

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Rock
    Duration:00:07:19
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    He's a ruthless opportunist
    And he motivates by greed
    He's just the way his father was
    And that we sure don't need
    So they all cried out destroy him
    For he wants to see us drowned
    They never understood him
    So they put him in the ground.

    Now some had stood for hours
    And some sat on the grass
    Listening to their radios
    For where the train had passed
    And a crowd will get impatient
    As the clock hands turn around
    They never understood him
    So they put him in the ground.

    They handed out some candles
    To the somber weary crowd
    And told us not to light them
    Till our eyes beheld the shroud
    Not even at that moment
    Could there be tranquility
    I could feel them push and argue
    Hey, sit down, I cannot see
    They never understood him
    So they put him in the ground.

    When the fathers closed their bibles
    And the family left the site
    The ropes and walls and hedges
    Kind of faded in the night
    Replaced by all the people
    Who made a prayerful sound
    They never understood him
    So they put him in the ground.

    Some people say the eighth of June
    But the morning of the ninth
    The workmen gently lowered him
    By the beam of three work lights
    Easy, take it easy
    Set him down real slow
    He'd been on some rougher trips
    But he couldn't tell them so
    They never understood him
    So they put him in the ground.

    Now no man has the answers
    And he was just a man
    And yet I can't help feelin'
    That he knew a better plan
    A shorter road to justice
    On the trip that's freedom bound
    But they never understood him
    So they put him in the ground.
    This song was submitted on August 9th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, CARLIN AMERICA INC.
    Written by Bobby Darin.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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