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CIVIL WAR

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


             I.  I was a Vista volunteer to the Stone Age.
                 the Civil War was raging all around me.
                 and I proceeded to perpetrate an outrage
                 on the banjo strummin' lovin' white bourgeoisie.

            II.  I had to reinvent electric 'cause they had none.
                 I wired a box guitar and made it louder.
                 and that historic power chord number one
                 woke Jeff Davis at the midnight hour.

      CHORUS A:  they put me in a jail,
                 said it was a crime.
                 it's hard to blaze a trail
                 when you're ahead of your time.

           III.  my girlfriend bailed me out.  we did not linger
                 'cause we knew the law would love to make us suffer.
                 she chopped her hair off short, I grew mine longer.
                 everybody thought we were each other.

            IV.  we crashed the Christmas ball one winter evening.
                 we danced all the slow songs double speed.
                 we were bobbing up and down with heavy breathing.
                 they thought we were white slaves that had been freed.

      CHORUS B:  they put us in a jail,
                 said it was a crime.
                 it's hard to blaze a trail
                 when you're ahead of your time.

      CHORUS C:  we were still in jail
                 when they sang Aulde Lang Syne.
                 it's hard to raise bail
                 when you're ahead of your time.

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