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JIM'S BIG EGO: unpop for the unpopulous!

Soldiers (in the city)

from The World of Particulars

Everybody says she's crazy
and she's living on my floor
she stays alone all day
in an apartment without furniture
one day some people came
to take her to a place
they said to make her better
but I've never seen her since
There are soldiers, soldiers there are
soldiers in the city

I saw it on the news
there was a fire in the armory
spreading through the matresses
in people's cots
and it might have been a bomb
because it woke me
from my sleep last night
but everyone I talk to
seems to have forgot that there are
soldiers, soldiers there are
soldiers in the city
in the city

Well now it's christmas morning
and I'm watching the parade
coming up the streets along 6th avenue
and in the back is Santa
in the front is Micky Mouse
and in the middle marching there are me and you
There are soldiers, soldiers there are
soldiers in the city
in the city

updated: 12 years ago