martedì 23 agosto 2016

Unforgettable ballads


I've had her 
by Phil Ochs


The night air is inviting you to walk out on the trail
You will not fail, You will not fail
And by the beach a lady sails a ship without a sail
    And you reach out for her, And you reach out for her
    But, I've had her, I've had her
    She's nothing
Down the cliffs you clamber and you tumble to the shore
The warm waves roar, The warm waves roar
And on the reef a mermaid siren screams one perfume more
    And she shouts to you
    Through the foam she shouts to you
    But, I've had her, I've had her, She's nothing
The players at the party are prepared to take a chance
They drop their pants, They drop their pants
In the corner, she's so crystalline no one dares to ask a dance
    And she calls out to you, And she calls out to you
    But, I've had her, I've had her
    She's nothing
In the prison of your broken bed you dribble in a dream
And find a queen, And find a queen
But your sleep is sadly stolen by the face that is a stream
    That's flowing out to you
    She's flowing out to you
    But, I've had her, I've had her, She's nothing
The vision of the seven veils are racing down the road
Signs are slow, The signs are slow
But beauty is the mistress and the beauty you've been told
    You'd speed the route for her, You'd speed the route for her
    But, I've had her, I've had her
    She's nothing
The fog has changed the city to a friendly frightened fawn
The shades are drawn, The shades are drawn
To possess her misty madness you would gladly duel the dawn
    And fade out to her, And fade out to her
    But, I've had her, I've had her
    She's nothing
The circus clown, he hides a tear beneath his pained smile
And charms a child, And charms a child
While the dancing girls and prancing horse blows kisses down the aisle
    You'd roll about for her, You'd roll about for her
    But, I've had her, I've had her
    She's nothing
All alone, the flaming field, your fairy love is spread
Your time has fled, Your time has fled
Now the only way to touch her is the gun beside your head
    Now there's now doubt for her, Now there's now doubt for her
    But, I've had her, I've had her
    She's nothing


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