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,
If we meet and I say, 'Hi,'
That's a salutation.
If you ask me how I feel,
That's a consideration.
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.
I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.
My skin is kind of sort of brownish
Pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green,
But I'm told they look orange in the night.