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Mo Kenney - Five Years Lyrics

  • Pushing through the market square
  • So many mothers sighing
  • News had just come over
  • We had five years left to cry in
  • News guy wept and told us
  • Earth was really dying
  • Cried so much his face was wet
  • And I knew he was not lying
  • I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
  • I saw boys, toys electric irons and T.V.’s
  • My brain felt like a warehouse, I had no room to spare
  • I had to cram so many things
  • To store everything in there
  • And all the fat-skinny people
  • And all the tall short people
  • And all the nobody people
  • And all the somebody people
  • I never thought I’d need so many people
  • A girl my age went off her head
  • Hit some tiny children
  • If the black hadn’t a-pulled her off
  • I think she would have killed them
  • A soldier with a broken arm
  • Fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
  • A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest
  • And the queer threw up at the sight of that
  • I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour
  • Drinking milk shakes cold and long
  • Smiling and waving and looking so fine
  • Don’t think you knew you were in this song
  • And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor
  • And I thought of Ma and I wanted to get back there
  • Your face, your race, the way that you talk
  • I kiss you, you’re beautiful, I want you to walk
  • We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes
  • Five years, what a surprise
  • We’ve got five years, my brain hu

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