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Thursday, 14 April 2011

"The Big Ones Get Away" Video & Lyrics

"The Big Ones Get Away" from album Coincidence and Likely Stories. All songs composed by Buffy Sainte-Marie

The Big Ones Get Away lyrics

Hey, Baby I just got back from town
where the bribes are paid
Honey, they turned my offer down
they say the deal's already made
So now Igotta stand and watch
while it all comes down
and the buzzards and the hawks
and the judges and the mob
circle around
Now if I were the queen of all the world
I would 90 in chains just to see you free
of the ropes that bind you
and the role you play
and the pride that hooks you
while the big ones get away
Love junkies wanna change the world:
it quickly stays the same
Money junkies hire all the smart ones
Power junkies run the game
One step at a time
Polarity Hill
If the bad guys don't get you Baby
then the good guys will
With angels on the take
and the gangsters in the yard
Hey don't the wars come easy
Hey don't the peace come hard
Now if I had a way to reach the sky
I'd grab that crescent moon
wield it like a knife
save you from the lies


From the ropes that bind you
and the role you play
and the game that hooks you
while the big ones get away
Acoustic guitar - Boo Henerdine
Percussion - Chris Birkett
Vocals and all other instruments - Buffy Sainte-Marie

The Big Ones Get Away (original music video)

6 comments:

Krzysztof said...

Piękne, bardzo to lubię.

stan said...

How appropriate for these troubled worlds of today!!You always say things so well!

Andrew said...

A timeless piece. One of my favorites.

Padma said...

great lyrics - i like the blogspot too, nice job. thanks

Ian said...

Awesome song and lyrics from my favourite Buffy album 'Coincidence and Likely Stories'.

Anonymous said...

I love your songwriting. When one is awake it all seems so clear.

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