PJ Harvey:Highway '61 Revisited

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“Highway '61 Revisited”
Artist: PJ Harvey
Albums: Rid of Me (1993)

Oh God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe said, "Man you must be puttin me on"
God said, "No. " Abe said, "What? "
God say, "You can do what you wanna, but
The next time you see me comin you'd better run"
Abe said, "Where do you want this killing done? "
God said, "Out on that Highway '61"
Well Georgia Sam he had bloody nose
Welfare department would give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard, "Where can I go?"
Howard said, "There's only one place I know"
"Sounds great man, tell me- I gotta run!"
Howard just pointed with his gun
And said, "That way, down on 61. "
"Well Mack the Finger, " said Louie the King
"I got 40 red white and blue shoestrings
And a thousand telephone that don't ring
You know I can't get rid of these things"
And he said, "Now let me think for a minute son"
Said, "Yes that can be easily done
Just take them down on that '61"
That highway
That highway
Now the 5th daughter on the 12th night
Told first father that things weren't right
"My complexion, " she said, "is much too white"
He said, "Come here and stare up into the light"
He said, "Hmm you're right. Let me tell the 2nd mother it's been done"
But the 2nd mother with the 7th son
They were out on that Highway '61
Now the roving gambler he was very bored
Trying to create a next world war
And he found a promoter fell off the floor
And said, "I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yep I think it can be easily done"
"Just put some bleachers there out in the sun
And have it out on that '61"