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lyrics

(Words/music by P.Mark)

Whistling Dixie past the bone yard
40 feet of rope in my hand
911 off the hook in your head
How many bells can you stand?

Sing a song of 6 cents
Cover up your eyes
4 and 20 magpies
Baking up a lie
You know the world's been wrong before

Engine's out the window
Look out below
That gasket looked like a winner
But now it's leaking sorta slow

15 lilies on a dead man's chest
40 feet of rope in a tree
76 trombones through the eye of a needle
Blowing Nearer My God to Thee

A hanging judge reads a 12-step sentence
To a jury of 8 and 4
It takes 88 keys to unchain my heart
Since daddy lost the store
But the world's been wrong before

4 score and 20 grifters
Backslapping on the senate floor
40 feet of rope daisy-chains their hands
To a safe behind the door

25 plaid-blue jumpers
Double-Dutching by the Central Park Zoo
Singing 2-4-6 we're all god's tricks
Until he calls in the loan
But the world's been wrong before

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from Smartest Man In the Room, released January 1, 2020

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Paul Mark & The Van Dorens New York, New York

Triple-threat songwriter-musician-producer Paul Mark has been turning the heads of critics and barflies for decades. With a striking lyrical edge and an encyclopedic facility with American roots music, NYC-based Paul Mark has built a top-drawer original song catalog that tugs on the ears of the literary as well as the liquidated. Mark is principal owner of Radiation Records. ... more

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