JOE

Sometimes somebody comes

banging a different drum

not an inch between them

and the truth

and you know what makes them tick

and you know what makes you click

and you know you’re never gonna lose

that truth

 

Joe Joe Joe why did you go?

I wanna know

why the good die young

why did your body have to fail

long before

your song was song

 

Sometimes somebody speaks

right from deep inside

saying what you’ve a good mind to hear

and you know they coulda kept quite

coulda had an easy life

but now you know you’re never gonna give in

to fear

 

Joe Joe Joe why did you go?

I wanna know

why the good die young

why did your body have to fail

long before

your race was run?

 

Sometimes somebody stands

right in front of the line

knowing the time has come, come what may

and you know you wanna stand alongside

and there’s nothing wrong with pride

and the time has gone for hiding

today

 

Joe Joe Joe why did you go?

Oh yes I know

how the good die young

but why did your body have to fail

long before

your song was sung?

 

Sometimes somebody moves

leaves their past behind

not an inch between them

and the tide

and you know they’re not alone

and they’re not the only one

and the time has finally come

to take sides

 

Joe Joe Joe why did you go?

still wanna know

why the good die young

why did your body have to fail

long before

your race was run?

 

Sometimes somebody comes

banging a different drum

not an inch between them

and the truth

 

November 2014

JOE

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