New Orleans Wins The War 1988 Randy Newman
TrekNew Orleans Wins The War

Artis: Randy Newman

Album: Land Of Dreams

Waktu rilis: 27-09-1988

New Orleans Wins The War (LP Version) - Randy Newman

Don't remember much about my baby days


But I been told


We used to live on Willow near the Garden District


Next to the Sugar Bowl


Momma used to wheel me past an ice cream wagon

One side for White and one side for Colored


I remember trash cans floatin' down Canal Street


It rained every day one summer


Momma used to take me to Audubon Park


Show me the ways of the world


She said "here comes a white boy there goes a black one,

that one's an octoroon


This little cookie here's a macaroon, that big round thing's

a red balloon

And the paper down here's called the Picayune


And here's a New Orleans tune"


In 1948 my Daddy came to the city


Told the people that they'd won the war


Maybe they'd heard it, maybe not


Probably they'd heard it and just forgot

'Cause they built him a platform there in Jackson Square

And the people came to hear him from everywhere

They started to party and they partied some more

'Cause New Orleans had won the war


(We knew we'd do it, we done whipped the Yankees)


Daddy said, "I'm gonna get this boy out of this place


Bound to sap his strength


People have fun here, and I think that they should

But nobody from here every come to no good

They're gonna pickle him in brandy and tell him he's saved


Then throw fireworks all 'round his grave"

So he took us down to the airport, and flew us back to L.A.


That was the end of my baby days


Blue blue morning, blue blue day


All your bad dreams drift away


It's a blue blue morning, of a blue blue day


Lose those bad dreams


Those gray clouds above you, what you want them around

with you for?


You got someone to love you


Who could ask for more?


It's a blue blue morning, of a blue blue day


All your bad dreams drift away


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