I Love the Lyrics to 'Highwayman'

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  1. JimBowie1958
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    "Highwayman"​



    I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
    With sword and pistol by my side
    Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
    Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
    The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
    But I am still alive.

    I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
    And with the sea I did abide.
    I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
    I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
    And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
    But I am living still.

    I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
    Where steel and water did collide
    A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
    I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
    They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
    But I am still around..I'll always be around..and around and around and
    around and around

    I fly a starship across the Universe divide
    And when I reach the other side
    I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
    Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
    Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
    But I will remain
    And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..


    I dont believe in reincarnation, but I do find the sense of immortality to be present in these words, if you look at the story as seperate individuals.

    Awesome song.
     
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    Given his business ethics, he is probably a congressman by now
     
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    So he went from highwayman to Congressman?

    Ah, I didnt know the song was a tragedy.
     

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