The Madman Sleeps

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Carpe diem, sucker!

lyrics

Madman John, spinning lies
Steals the quarters from a dead man's eyes
Drive 'em down, buckle and burn
The world's on fire, chokes as it turns
What comes surely and slowly creeps?
Stick your courage to the score that he keeps
And try and catch the sun while the Madman sleeps

Strange ships don't suffer fools
Not for glory, not for jewels
Make a noise louder than sound
Hide your fears in the cold, cold ground
Death comes surely and slowly creeps
Stick your courage to the score that he keeps
And try to catch the sun while the Madman sleeps

Half lit turned tricks
Where the sacred and profane mix
Tight skirt, loose grin
He laid her down and told her sin
Old secrets dark and deep
See how bitterly she weeps
Try and catch the sun while the Madman sleeps

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from The Violent Bear It Away, released September 15, 2007

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tags: rock soul country

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