Farewell, Angelina

Album: Farewell, Angelina (1965)
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  • Farewell, Angelina, the bells of the crown
    Are being stolen by bandits, I must follow the sound
    The triangle tingles and the trumpets play slow
    Farewell, Angelina, the sky is on fire and I must go

    There's no need for anger, there's no need for blame
    There's nothing to prove, everything's still the same
    Just a table standing empty by the edge of the sea
    Means farewell, Angelina, the sky is trembling and I must leave

    The jacks and queens have forsaked the courtyard
    Fifty-two gypsies, now file past the guards
    In the space where the deuce and the ace once ran wild
    Farewell, Angelina, the sky is changing color, I'll see you in a while

    See the cross-eyed pirates sitting perched in the sun
    Shooting tin cans with a sawed-off shotgun
    And the neighbors they clap and they cheer with each blast
    But farewell, Angelina, the sky's changing color and I must leave fast

    King Kong, little elves on the rooftops they dance
    Valentino-type tangos while the make-up man's hands
    Shut the eyes of the dead not to embarrass anyone
    But farewell, Angelina, the sky is embarrassed and I must be gone

    The machine guns are roaring, the puppets heave rocks
    The fiends nail time bombs to the hands of the clocks
    Call me any name you like, I will never deny it
    But farewell, Angelina, the sky is erupting, I must go where it's quiet
    Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Zale from Cambria Ca.Farewell Angelina seems to fit the moment of the Pandemic perfectly and it is a dark picture indeed Joan Baezs voice is the only soothing thing about this Dali painting. Dylan / Dali ..... they certainly had similar ways of expressing their thoughts.
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