Dance with Death Alive

from Hopeful & Hopeless by reb fountain

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lyrics

Dance With Death Alive © R L Fountain 2017

Papa never listened to his old records he just looked at the grooves
I used to think he was listening to the rings
Strange how we hold on to who we are and what we do
When some of us don’t want to remember these things
When no one was lookin’ I lost it, lost the meaning of my life
This is the only one left, the only imprint that I get to remind me I’m still alive

I grew up on cowboy songs folk tunes and hymns of the lord
I used to think a song was made to help you feel
Strange how a song made for moneys’ just a cog in the wheel feels kinda dirty like it’s got no meaning left to sing
When no one was lookin’ we lost it, we lost the meaning of my life
This is the only one left, the only imprint that we get to remind us we’re still alive

Papa I think I found it lying at the foot of my ghost
That dollar bill so I can pay the man to bring your body home
When my record’s playing won’t you dance with death alive

The older the old growth gets the more rings around it’s neck
But rings ain’t a noose for a tree
I used to think if I bet all my years upon what’s left I might just get somewhere before I leave
I wasn’t lookin’ I lost it, lost the meaning of my life
This is the only one left, the only imprint that I get to remind me I’m still alive

Papa I think I found it lying at the foot of my ghost
That dollar bill so I can pay the man to bring your body home

And we go down to the bottom of this empty hole
We dance around tryin’ to catch our breath trying to make ourselves feel whole
So won’t you dance with me baby one more time
Twirl me little darling wont you say you’re mine,
Look me in the eyes like I’m the only one
Show me how you smile when you were free to run
Kiss me like you mean it like your hearts on fire
Hold me real close so I can feel your desire
Forget forever that we loose sight in the myre

Oh when my record’s playing won’t you dance with death alive
When my record’s playing won’t you dance with death alive
When my record’s playing won’t you dance with death alive

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from Hopeful & Hopeless, released June 30, 2017

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