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CIVIL WARWORDS & MUSIC: Earl P. Reinhalter
I. I was a Vista volunteer to the Stone Age. the Civil War was raging all around me. and I proceeded to perpetrate an outrage on the banjo strummin' lovin' white bourgeoisie. II. I had to reinvent electric 'cause they had none. I wired a box guitar and made it louder. and that historic power chord number one woke Jeff Davis at the midnight hour. CHORUS A: they put me in a jail, said it was a crime. it's hard to blaze a trail when you're ahead of your time. III. my girlfriend bailed me out. we did not linger 'cause we knew the law would love to make us suffer. she chopped her hair off short, I grew mine longer. everybody thought we were each other. IV. we crashed the Christmas ball one winter evening. we danced all the slow songs double speed. we were bobbing up and down with heavy breathing. they thought we were white slaves that had been freed. CHORUS B: they put us in a jail, said it was a crime. it's hard to blaze a trail when you're ahead of your time. CHORUS C: we were still in jail when they sang Aulde Lang Syne. it's hard to raise bail when you're ahead of your time.
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