Saturday, 22 August 2009

Older than the President (Younger than James Dean)

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Wasn't born in Hawthorne, California,
Didn't write The Long Goodbye.
Never sang with Carl and the Passions,
He claims he did,
But it's a lie...

He arrived in summer,
Fifty years ago.
The Devil’s in the detail...
Here's what we know.

He didn't trust the Tyneside skies,
So he walked the line.
Signed a pact with Satan,
At the crossroads sign

Phoenix, Arizona,
4th Street and Vine,
An all American Boy,
Born to walk that line.

Older than the President,
Younger than the Queen,
Fifty years is a long time boy,
To live that American dream

Older than the President,
Younger than the Queen,
Fifty years is a long time boy
To live an American dream

Beer with Audie Murphy,
Pool with Willie Mays,
Crossing swords with Errol,
And all his wicked ways

Dining out with Fatty,
At the Coconut Grove,
Shared a wine with Judy,
Gave his love to Rose.

Older than the President,
Younger than the Queen,
Fifty years is a long time boy,
To live that American dream

Older than the President,
Younger than the Queen,
Fifty years is a long time boy
To live an American dream

Sat in with Ella,
Reading Catcher in the Rye
Called The Duke a coward,
It's a sin to tell a lie.

Introduced Monroe to Miller,
Best man when they wed
He campaigned for JFK -
Then he shot him dead.

Wasn't born in Hawthorne, California,
Didn't write The Long Goodbye.
Never sang with Carl and the Passions,
He claims he did,
But it's a lie...

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