Lincoln and Lucy

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an allegory. more or less random lyrics that sort of resemble a story.


Little Lucy, she's got the blues you see
She's laying home in bed
And she's thinking about Lincoln
And what he gone said
He told her he'd walk out the door
If she didn't want his ring
And the poor girl, 17-years-old
She couldn't say a thing
So Lincoln marched out the house
Popping a pill, he let it out
He said: Lucy, you've got the nerve to say absolutely nothing

Lincoln walked back to his cabin
In the nowhere Appalachians
Dug his flask out, opened up the top
And he had a revelation
He would go down to his pastor
And demand an explanation
From the Lord above, why wouldn't Lucy love?
And withdraw her reservations
Lincoln marched out the house
Took a swig of moonshine he let it out
He said: Lucy, I'll have you one day and then you'll speak out to me

Pastor Robbins poured a vodka collins
He gave false hope to the boy
He said: Lincoln try again maybe Lucy's looking for a clever ploy
Win over her heart with surprise and sparks will surely fly for you tonight
Pastor Robbins chugged the vodka collins everything began to blur

Traveling with the passion of a man
drunk from love and booze
Lincoln raced toward Lucy's house at once
He knew he couldn't lose
The Lord was on his side tonight
the pastor had paved the way
But to his surprise the girl had died
It was a suicide they say
The letter she wrote had told the world
She couldn't live without him
It said: Lincoln I hope I see you again
And we can live in harmony

On the inside Lincoln died that day
He became an atheist, a drunk, corrupt
a womanizer, a dope smoker a heroin torturer. Strung out on regret, guilt and a love lost.

Happy endings never seem to come.


from Ginger Binge and Friends, released July 29, 2011
Bob Spoerl - vocals and guitars
Ben Richmond - bass, lead guitar and background noise
Brian Anderson - drums and percussion
Dwayne Laughlin - piano
Victoria Brown - female vocals at the end.
Handwritten Recording - engineers



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