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OVER THE EDGE

Written: Monterey Street, Farmington NM, 1974

 

Our boy was feeling uncreative one day and decided to dash off a song, just to see if he still could. It was actually more pretentious than this, with a stupid verse about fish and birds that Knees wisely left off the final version. No inspiration; just a bunch of whiny lyrics. Interesting chord pattern, though.

 

When a man has been runnin

For as long as I have

He learns itís easier to accept than to refuse

So when I found the perfect lady

An we lived the perfect day

I knew I would someday have to choose

Between my runnin days,

Borrowed nights and you.

 

When you came into my bedroom

On those cold winter nights

With another manís dust on your skin

I thought about sprinklin

Some salt into your wounds

I was jealous of the places you had been

But itís all back to dust in the end

 

Why must a man have emotions

Itís like havin two brains inside your head

One of them says you want,

The other says you need

An neither one can help you when youíre dead.

 

I kept myself from screamin

For as long as I could

Thinkin bout the good things we had done

But then last weekís mania

Took us right up to the edge

So I went out an bought myself a gun

With a bullet I could even dark the sun.

 

Why must a man have emotions

Itís like havin two brains inside your head

One of them says you want,

The other says you need

An neither one can hurt you when youíre dead.

 

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