There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
and there the grass grows soft and white,
Once there was a tree....
and she loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come
and he would gather her leaves
My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more then one!
Well, my daddy left home when I was three,
and he didn't leave much to Ma and me,
just this old guitar and a bottle of booze.
There's a light on in the attic.
Thought the house is dark and shuttered,
I can see a flickerin' flutter,
They're buildin' the gallows outside my cell.
I got 25 minutes to go.
And in 25 minutes I'll be in Hell.
I got 24 minutes to go.
If we meet and I say, 'Hi,'
That's a salutation.
If you ask me how I feel,
That's a consideration.
Let's explore this tenderness between us
There ain't no one around at all to see us
And baby would you mind