Listen here, Joe
Language: English 
Listen here, Joe
Don't you know
That tomorrow
You got to go
Out yonder where
The steel winds blow?

Listen here, kid,
It's been said
Tomorrow you'll be dead
Out there where
The [snow]1 is lead.

Don't ask me why.
Just go ahead and die.
Hidden from the sky
Out yonder you'll lie:
A medal to your family --
In exchange for
A guy.

Mama, don't cry.

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1 Siegmeister: "rain"


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