The Rusty Bull

Album: Boy From Michigan (2021)
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  • On the way out of town on Old Walton Road
    There's a twenty foot rusty bull
    With a ring right through it's nose
    If you ask all the folks in town
    Some of them remember but
    Most of them don't
    He guards the entrance to the junkyard
    Where my daddy goes

    His eyes fill my heart with dread
    And he visits me while I lie in my bed
    He says "Your daddy can't undo what's done"
    And forty years later I'm still trying to run
    I wake her up in the middle of the night
    I plead with her and I present my plight
    But I see a weary melancholy in her face
    And I understand that the bull is right

    And the stairs still creak at the Five and Dime
    And it smells like something set apart from time
    And I see you smiling at the Tastee-Freez
    And the Sun's goin' down behind the Maple trees
    And the stairs still creak at the Five and Dime
    And it smells like something set apart from time
    And I see you smiling at the Tastee-Freez
    And the Sun's goin' down behind the Maple trees

    Now the bull stands under ice and snow
    And the Winter offers no reprieve
    The moon is tangled up in the branches of the trees
    And he won't let me leave
    Spring is the promise that never came
    The bull tightens his grip and I curse his name
    Now every morning is a harsh reminder
    That everything is the same

    And the stairs still creak at the Five and Dime
    And it smells like something set apart from time
    And I see you smiling at the Tastee-Freez
    And the Sun's goin' down behind the Maple trees
    And the stairs still creak at the Five and Dime
    And it smells like something set apart from time
    And I see you smiling at the Tastee-Freez
    And the Sun's goin' down behind the Maple trees Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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