Joe The Georgian

Album: Between The Wars (1995)
  • Now I've got my payment
    For the service that I gave
    They've given me my ticket
    To this place beyond the grave

    I suppose it's kind of funny
    I suppose it's kind of sad
    Thinking back on all the times we had

    But it's kind of hot and smoky
    In this anteroom to Hell
    And I won't make up a story
    'Cause you know the truth so well
    It's much too late to worry
    That we never had a chance
    And when Joe the Georgian gets here
    We will dance, dance dance
    When Joe the Georgian gets here
    We will dance

    We all set off together
    On this sorry ship of state
    When the captain took the fever
    We were hijacked by the mate
    And he steered us through the shadows
    Upon an angry tide
    And cast us one by one over the side

    But it's kind of hot and smoky
    In this anteroom to Hell
    And I won't make up a story
    'Cause you know the truth so well
    It's much too late to worry
    That we never had a chance
    And when Joe the Georgian gets here
    We will dance, dance dance
    When Joe the Georgian gets here
    We will dance

    There's Kamenev, Zinoviev, Bukharin and the rest
    We're sharpening our pitchforks
    And we're heating up the ends
    We've got a few surprises
    For the mate when he appears
    I hope he likes the next few million years

    And it's kind of hot and smoky
    In this anteroom to Hell
    And I won't make up a story
    'Cause you know the truth so well
    It's much too late to worry
    That we never had a chance

    And when Joe the Georgian gets here
    We will dance, dance dance
    When Joe the Georgian gets here
    We will dance Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Guy from Woodinville, WaGreat song by Al! Even for a guy who is known for writing historically-based songs, this one takes a unique and delightful view of Josef Stalin.
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