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Amos 19 Sep 18 - 12:53 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Ten Men -- Dave Mallett
From: Amos
Date: 19 Sep 18 - 12:53 PM

Ten Men
Dave Mallett

Ten men in black hats
Got together one night
Time to get the whole thing
While the gettin’s right.
Ten men in black hats
In a shack on the edge of town
You might think I’m crazy, but that’s
Where the deal went down.

Ten men, with big hands
And eyes full of blood.
They had to steal to make that deal
In the drizzle and the mud. (?)
The air smelled ike kerosene,
There was a shotgun standing by.
The only light in the whole damn room
Was the gleam in the ten mens’ eyes.

Ten men in black hats
On a cold, cold night
Ten black cars stood idlin'
In the glow of a red taillight.
Ten men with black hearts
Cutting up the spoils
Wind howling in the tall trees
There was a pot began to boil.

One man got the silver
One man got the gold
One said I don’t want nothin’
I just don’t want to never grow old.
One said I get the water
HE said they need it everywhere.
One said I get all them messages
People send out through the air.

They divvied up the green grass
They divvied up the soil.
One man got all the iron ore
And another one got all the oil.
One said I get the people,
They all work for me.
Another, his a little brother, said
I get all the fish in the sea.

Ten men in black hats
With faces cold and hard
Said This is good for everyone,
Somebody gotta take charge.
And they all lit their stogies
And tipped back in their chairs
Ten men in black hats
Are you sure you wasn’t there?




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