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    "Gethsemane" Lyrics

    Richard Thompson

    Among the headstones you played as boys
    Crypts and tombs like a roomful of toys
    Just up the river from the smoke and the noise
    And there's war-whoops and secret signs in the trees
    Estuary smells coming up on the breeze
    O perfect endless days like these
    O Gethsemane

    Sailboat on the Cadie, pushbike on the quay
    In your eyes there's fire, in your hand destiny
    'O be something, be something fine!'

    Just down the river, into the noise and the smoke
    Being daring with the staring, uncaring folk
    Who laugh with you, laugh at you, you'll never get the joke
    And they broke your spirit there in the marines
    Flushed your head down in the latrines
    Frozen in your sacrement, derailed in your teens
    Never saw the enemy

    And those bosses betrayed, soon let you go
    The fire in your eyes, how could they know
    'O be something, be something fine!'

    Now you've got your own boys, hell bent for leather
    Dead before they're 18, or bitter old men forever
    They never saw the halo moon rise over the river
    Of Gethsemane
    Now there's a pain in your head puts lead in your shoes
    Better get it seen to, it's going to be bad news
    How did the perfect world get so confused
    O Gethsemane

    Who sucked out the freedom, days without end
    Under the weight of it all you must bend
    'O be something, be something fine!'
    This song was submitted on September 12th, 2013 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Richard Thompson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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