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Farewell, Angelina Lyrics

Artist: Joan Baez
Album: Farewell, Angelina

Farewell, Angelina
The bells of the town*
Are being stolen by bandits
I must follow the sound
The triangle tingles
and the trumpets play slow
Farewell, Angelina
the sky is on fire
and I must go

There's no need for anger
there's no need for blame
there's nothing to prove
everything's still the same.
Just a table standing empty
by the edge of the sea
Farewell, Angelina
the sky is trembling
and I must leave

The jacks and the queens
have foresook* the courtyard
fifty-two gypsies
now file past the guard
In the space where the ace*
and the duce* once ran wild
Farewell, Angelina
the sky is folding
I'll see you in a while.

See the cross-eyed pirates sitting
perched in the sun
shooting tin cans
with a sawed-off shotgun
And the neighobrs they clap
and they cheer with each blast
Farewell, Angelina
the sky's changing color
and I must leave fast

King Kong's little elves
on the rooftops they dance
Valentino-type tango's
while the makeup man's hands
close the eyes of the dead
not to embarras anyone
But Farewell, Angelina
and I must be gone.

The machine guns are roaring
the puppets heave rocks
while theives* nail time bombs
to the hands of the cross*.
Call me any name you like
I will never deny it,
But Farewell, Angelina
the sky is erupting
I must go where it's quiet.
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