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    "Flash Cards" Lyrics

    Kelly Joe Phelps

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    Bouncin' across the lake of ten years
    Like a stone tossed from the burglar's hand
    Holdin' my breath, then I'm sinkin'
    Waves in circle like a memory slowly fade away, slowly fade

    Remember me, when you look across the lake
    When a fish caught hard on the line
    Fights for his own life
    When a boat breaks free of the tether and floats away in the wind

    The throw was aimed at a distant pine
    Winnin' the war by landin' down on the other side
    So, another playin' boy might find it there
    Skip it back not knowin' his part
    In this messed up game, in this messed up game

    Juggled in the hands of ten long years
    Like colorful wands of fire in the arms of a red-eyed wino
    Life held tight in purple lips and tongue
    That mumble and spit out curses

    And the young boy's line was 'I'll show you'
    And the twenties was 'Watch me burn this fire'
    And the thirties was 'Jesus, God, where did I go wrong?'
    The forties was 'Good Lord, how much more?'

    I'm halfway into the end of the chapter
    And no ink left in the well
    And no happy ending to tell, though
    Bandages cover my body

    Have no desire to swing the bell
    No, I got no desire now to swing the bell
    No, I got no desire now to swing the bell
    No, I got no, no, no desire to swing the bell

    To swing the bell
    To swing the bell
    To swing the bell, bell, bell
    Desire, no desire
    No desire to swing
    This song was submitted on January 10th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
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    Written by Kelly Joe Phelps.
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