Kid Charlemagne

Steely Dan12 มิ.ย. 2008


While the music played you worked by candlelight

Those san francisco nights

You were the best in town

Just by chance you crossed the diamond with the pearl

You turned it on the world

Thats when you turned the world around

Did you feel like jesus

Did you realize

That you were a champion in their eyes

On the hill the stuff was laced with kerosene

But yours was kitchen clean

Everyone stopped to stare at your technicolor motor home

Every a-frame had your number on the wall

You must have had it all

Youd go to l.a. on a dare

And youd go it alone

Could you live forever

Could you see the day

Could you feel your whole world fall apart and fade away

Get along, get along kid charlemagne

Get along kid charlemagne


Now your patrons have all left you in the red

Your low rent friends are dead

This life can be very strange

All those dayglow freaks who used to paint the face

Theyve joined the human race

Some things will never change

Son you were mistaken

You are obsolete

Look at all the white men on the street


Clean this mess up else well all end up in jail

Those test tubes and the scale

Just get them all out of here

Is there gas in the car

Yes, theres gas in the car

I think the people down the hall

Know who you are

Careful what you carry

cause the man is wise

You are still an outlaw in their eyes