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Lyr Req: When the End Came (Bob Blue)


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SeaCanary 11 Jul 10 - 12:03 AM
Jim Dixon 13 Jul 10 - 01:20 PM
Joe_F 13 Jul 10 - 08:58 PM
GUEST,Kim Wallach 14 Jul 10 - 06:49 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: When The End Came
From: SeaCanary
Date: 11 Jul 10 - 12:03 AM

The song is from a very old vinyl recording that I don't own anymore and can remember neither the artist nor the recording's name. Any help would be appreciated.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When The End Came
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 01:20 PM

There are several songs called WHEN THE END COMES. Do you think that could be the real title?

I'd be glad to help you search, but I need more information. Can you quote any lines from the song? Can you tell what it was about? Male or female singer, or group? What style: rock, bluegrass, blues, Irish, or ...?

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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE END CAME (Bob Blue)
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 08:58 PM

Perhaps it's this one (from the liner of _Erika Levine and Friends_):

Bob Blue (1982)

When the end came, Mike Shapiro sat frustrated in his living room.
He was beginning to feel sorry he had purchased that Atari.
As his son sat bombing spaceships, Michael thought, at least he isn't watching trash,
But Mike was missing M*A*S*H.

When the end came, the doctor told Eliza Grady that she wouldn't live.
And she left the office crying. She had never thought of dying.
She had spent her life relying on the years ahead to find the time to give
What she had to give.

When the end came, Laura Perkinson was standing on the pitcher's mound.
And the score was three to two, and there was nothing she could do
But walk Steve Miller, so she threw the ball outside four times so low that it touched the ground.
Then she heard a sound.

When the end came, Martha Brown was having doubts upon her wedding day.
But she stood before the altar with a man whose name was Walter,
And she promised to be true to him and honor him until the day death parted.
That's when it started.

When the bomb alert went off at Woodrow Wilson Junior High,
Jimmy Bordewich thought God was on his side.
His report on ancient Greece was due, and Jimmy hoped he'd die,
'Cause he wouldn't have to do it if he died.

When the end came, the world was much too busy living life to notice death.
Somehow the bombs did not seem violent. They were clean, and they were silent,
Like the flashes on the screen of the Atari game that bothered Mike Shapiro, and the score was zero
To zero.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When The End Came
From: GUEST,Kim Wallach
Date: 14 Jul 10 - 06:49 PM

I also recorded Bob's song on an LP, now available as a CD, Paddle on the Rahway. So there are two choices!

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When The End Came
From: SeaCanary
Date: 16 Jul 10 - 01:07 AM

Sorry for the delay. I did indeed first hear it on the album Paddle on the Rahway by Kim Wallach. And now that you mention it, I recall it was Bob Blue credited as the composer.

Thank you.

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