Where The Comet Falls

Al Duvall

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Released 04/02/2009
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WHERE THE COMET FALLS It was cold and hungry where I was young had to burn the coal Dad coughed up from his lung We kept the Bible by the outhouse holes we tore the pages out to cleanse our souls I came home blinded from the Spanish War I told my gal I couldn’t see her no more Now I live in a bottle my door is ajar I sweep up sawdust and sleep in the bar Well I’m glad this world is not our home though I won’t be heading up to heaven’s dome When the signs appear and the trumpet calls let me make my pallet where the comet falls It’s T for shovel and T for pick never learned to read I went to work too quick It’s O for Reno and D for Bend I’m wandering ‘round just waiting for the end I had a shotgun wedding she’s long and black she sleeps beside me in our shotgun shack Once we were kissing and she chipped my tooth I shot my mouth off and I hit the roof They put P.T. Barnum on the dollar bill if you’re not a sucker then your just a shill Now I’m out here strung up in my family tree born to be a seedy effigy Oh, the old New Mexico I knew was sold where the Hopi hoped and the tumblestorms rolled I’ve found a haystack in Needles and I’m off to bed my home is anywhere I hang my head.

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