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Roger Holzheimer: Music

'57 Chevy

(Roger Holzheimer)
December 23, 2008
Roger Holzheimer, BMI

'57 chevy on blocks in the backyard

the paint is fading just like his schemes

it doesn't matter that the battery's dead

the keys are lost just like his dreams

the weeds are growing through the bumpers and the taillights

the mice have made a home of the front seat

he sits at home alone just like most nights

still he dances on to his own beat

he sits on the front porch watching

making all his battle plans

then he moves on to the back yard

he's ready for his final stand  

he thinks about the life he once had

yeah no apoligies and no regrets

he knows you gotta take the good with the bad

the life you lead is the life you get 

he moves over to the '57 chevy

you know the one in the back yard

he knew it really wasn't going to be that easy

yeah but man it really wasn't that hard

he throws the matches on the front seat

the flames turn from blue to red

and like that'57 chevy

the life that he once had is dead

so if you've got a '57 chevy

or something like it in your mind

just throw those matches there on the front seat

and leave that evil past behind

'57 chevy, '57 chevy