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Steely Blues

Your hand might be quicker than my eye

but what about your tongue?

You can talk as fast as you want to,

it still looks all wrong.

I've got a dollar in my pocket,

a dollar you might get

if you can tell me a lie

so good that I won't see right through

with these steely blues.

The only time I ever rode

in a long black limousine

was out to the graveyard

to lay down someone who mattered to me,

and tears will wash your eyes clean

of almost any dream

so tell me a lie...

My eyes have seen what men call glory,

seen it for what it's worth --

the same sad end to the same old story

six feet in the earth.

For the will of God or the word of a king,

men will gladly die for these things

so tell me a lie...

Steel is hard, steel is cold

but even steel will burn, I'm told.

Rough cut video posted to YouTube 9/18/09. Click here to watch the video.

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