Silver Harps And Violins

SILVER HARPS & VIOLINS

Silver Harps and Violins
They called you a dreamer
When you were seventeen
The years went by so fast
Now they call you other things
And all of the answers that you’re dreaming of
They say that it’s natural
But a grown man learns how to give them up

You had an apartment and a woman once
You paid the electric
And the gas and water every month
She said that she loved you
And she wore your clothes
Now she’s in Dallas
With a stand-up guy and a four year old

There’s a world out there
I know there is
Where they’ll play my songs
On their silver harps and their violins
If you remember one thing remember this
When the lights came up
There was nothing left that I could give

All of your cousins and your relatives
Are competent husbands, faithful model citizens
You saw them at Christmas
When they laughed and sang
They’re so very different
Why the hell can’t you just feel the same

There’s a world out there
I know there is
Where they’ll play my songs
On their silver harps and their violins
If you remember one thing remember this
When the lights came up
There was nothing left that I could give

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