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Charlie Christmas

 
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Charlie Christmas
[The Man]
Charlie went out to the gambling hall
And he started to play on the roulette wheel
With a quarter on the red and his head in his hands
As he watched and he waited till the ball came to rest

Old Charlie never moved, he just let his money ride
And the red won again, and again, and again
He won sixteen times before they found out he was dead
For the whole time, what a wonder, he was dead, but still a winner
Imagine the shock and the stunning loss of pride
For the house had been losing to a man who had died
There's gotta come a time when we all gotta go
The start is always fast but the ends always slow
[Swallow]
And the moral is? and the moral is?
And the moral is? and the moral is?
[The Man]
When miss Annie found out she put a gun to her head
It was loaded, sixteen bullets
She was all dressed in black, she had her necklace on
When she fired sixteen bullets

Her sons put her in a coffin then they put it in a hearse
It was drawn by sixteen horses
Then they all got on a barge and they drifted out to sea
To see a fallen angel, whose fall was over
A fallen angel, with a moustache

And there's gotta come a time when we've all gotta go
You start out always fast but the ends always slow
There's gotta come a time when we've all gotta go
You start out always fast but the ends always slow
[Swallow, Brat & Poor Baby]
And the moral is? and the moral is?
And the moral is? and the moral is?
[The Man]
It was their time to go so they went


They ask what the moral of the story was, he replies that it was their time
was up so they went. Poor baby is not satisfied with the mans reason and
again accuses him of just being a fella. He storms out of the barn.
The man explains to swallow that everyone has to die sometime, even her
mother. He tells her that things sometimes just happen. She tells him that is
what happened to you, people don't see how beautiful and sweet you are and
that she loves him.
The man asks her to kiss him goodnight. She tells him that she was almost
killed by a train but she was not scared because she knew he was with her in
her heart and that he loved her.
Swallow leaves and the man contemplates the regrets that he has had in life
while open ing the package that Swallow delivered.
It is a gun.
"You can say a prayer for every one, that there could ever be
Say a prayer for all of these and more, but there's still no prayer for me
Say a prayer for your purest daughter, toll a bell for your only son
There's no way out, and all my prayers are loaded in this gun"
The highway lowers to reveal Candy waiting for Amos to take her away from town.
Candy sings Off ramp exit to paradise...
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