The moon hung like a shadow on a rung over shanghaiAnd the soldier boys were returning home screaming bonzai!And the kids are still playing their games,Getting hustled and rustled out in the rainAs I sat inside listening to the broadcast.Oh save my soul sweet rock and roll ’cuz I’m sinking fast.And then the band played.(out of nowhere)(everybody)(everybody)Well now the legendary chaplain of the fighting 51stWas getting ready to go.I said padre do you know a cheap virgin who likes to tango? He said you can try linda lee;Around the corner and across the sea.Oh word is out, word is out she’s fast.Oh blow me down now linda, ’cuz I’m sinking fast.Yes and them cats are sure getting fat down in the trainyard.And the sandman brings them dreams they ship out in boxcars.The union says hold; break out the dice, break out the gold.It’s lunchtime at last.And old big mama said george raff’s tonight on the late show.She sits straddling the kitchen chair really gung-hoShe shivers with chills, wet with slotcar thrillsHypnotically lost in the glassAnd we all sighed...With the sunriseAs we watched the credits pass.And the little blue dot went away.And then the morning cloak fell down like a hoax over sleepytownAnd garbage truck big lenny’s out drinking the last roundHe hurriedly sipped his beer, and poking fun of the queerAnd threatened to kick his ass.And the bell rangAnd the horn blowsAnd he’s outside pumping gasBut things were moving so slow tonightSo the kid goes back inside the stationAnd turns on the radio to his local am stationAnd the band playedRight on the radioIt’s on the radioAnd he listened to the bass lineAnd the boys in the band sangWhoa, whoa whoa-woWhoa, whoa whoa-wo(they’re so excited about it)Whoa, whoa whoa-wo(everybody alright)Whoa, whoa whoa-wo(and the band played)Whoa, whoa whoa-wo(and the band played)Whoa, whoa whoa-wo(everybody)Whoa, whoa whoa-wo
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