The New Wild West by Jewel Kilcher Transcribed by (Mystchif1@aol.com) You see the ghosts of the buffalo Moving both fierce and slow Like glittering prophecies On the edge of the horizon As you drive shimmering highways And beaten up bi-ways That straddle and girdle Our great and many faced nation There are lambs in the ghettos That worship their Gepettos Believing in though never seeing the strings they think bind them So you write to our congressmen With bleeding pens Of the sorrow within And in return they just send Tickets to the latest Tom Hanks show Welcome to the new Wild West Each man for himself A nation of civilized steeples And lonely people Welcome to the new Wild West There are so many factions And cue card reactions It's hard to keep clear the possiblities here Cuz there's no force to unite them Priviledge has ruled for thousands of years Wars has been fought with bibles and tears Yet liberation can't deny the temptation Soon becomes the opressor Show me a leader Who's fit to lead Who don't sow his seed in anything wounded enough to breed Because after all, what fun is power if you can't act like a rock star? Welcome to the new Wild West Each man for himself A nation of civilized steeples And lonely people Welcome to the new Wild West So me I've been cruel, I've been petty, and unkind But I know my own mind And since it seems clear There's no one leading us here The only thing left it appears Is to task ourselves to be better each time than those before us We'll be an army of theives Of self freed slaves Of mild manned maids Well fight with whispers and blades So get ready A new day is dawning So welcome to the new Wild West Each man for himself A nation of civilized steeples And lonely people Welcome to the New Welcome to the New Wild West
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