Buffalo Nickel
Language: English

This song was inspired by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s book "Cat's Cradle" and though written around the time of the first Gulf War, was not recorded until after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It appears on the 2004 album "Noise And Conversation."

When I felt the bullet enter my heart
I felt more like casualty than hero
Though that's not how you'll remember me
How will you remember me?

Glory, glory hallelujah
don't let anyone fool you
A beating heart's more glorious than a purple one
More glorious than a purple one

If I had my way there'd be no Memorial Day
Or armies to fight in or boundaries to fight over
If that sounds naive, then that sounds naive
Consider that there's no blood left in my brain

Then I had this dreadful thought--
"I will miss everything; I'm already dead"

Contributed by Clinton Kirby - 2014/6/30 - 08:16

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