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Jokerman


by Caetano Veloso. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - I


Standing on the waters casting your bread
While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowing.
Distant ships sailing into the mist,
You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing.
Freedom just around the corner for you
But with the truth so far off, what good will it do?
Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune,
Bird fly high by the light of the moon,
Ohhhhh, oh, oh,ohhhhh oh oh oh oh Jokerman.

So swiftly the sun sets in the sky,
You rise up and say goodbye to no one.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,
Both of their futures, so full of dread, you don't show one.
Shedding off one more layer of skin,
Keeping one step ahead of the persecutor within.

Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune,
Bird fly high by the light of the moon,
Oh, oh, oh, Jokerman.

You're a man of the mountains, you can walk on the clouds,
Manipulator of crowds, you're a dream twister.
You're going to Sodom and Gomorrah
But what do you care? Ain't nobody there would want to marry your sister.
Friend to the martyr, a friend to the woman of shame,
You look into the fiery furnace, see the rich man without any name.

Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune,
Bird fly high by the light of the moon,
Oh, oh, oh, Jokerman.
Well, the Book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy,
The law of the jungle and the sea are your only teachers.
In the smoke of the twilight on a milk-white steed,
Michelangelo indeed could've carved out your features.
Resting in the fields, far from the turbulent space,
Half asleep near the stars with a small dog licking your face.

Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune,
Bird fly high by the light of the moon,
Oh. oh. oh. Jokerman.

Well, the rifleman's stalking the sick and the lame,
Preacherman seeks the same, who'll get there first is uncertain.
Nightsticks and water cannons, tear gas, padlocks,
Molotov cocktails and rocks behind every curtain,
False-hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin,
Only a matter of time 'til night comes steppin' in.

Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune,
Bird fly high by the light of the moon,
Oh, oh, oh, Jokerman.

It's a shadowy world, skies are slippery gray,
A woman just gave birth to a prince today and dressed him in scarlet.
He'll put the priest in his pocket, put the blade to the heat,
Take the motherless children off the street
And place them at the feet of a harlot.
Oh, Jokerman, you know what he wants,
Oh, Jokerman, you don't show any response.

Jokerman dance to the nightingale tune,
Bird fly high by the light of the moon,
Oh, oh, oh, Jokerman.




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Album: Other Songs A - I Lyrics
cd Buy "Other Songs A - I" CD
  1. A Little More Blue
  2. Billie Jean
  3. Burn It Blue
  4. Ca Ja
  5. Coraçao Vagabundo
  6. Desde Que O Samba è Samba
  7. Drão
  8. Dreamland
  9. Dreamworld - marco de canaveses
  10. Dreamworld: Marco De Canaveses (feat. David Byrne)
  11. Final Feliz
  12. If You Hold A Stone
  13. Isto Aqui O Que é
  14. Jokerman
  15. Lisbela
  16. Meu Barracão
  17. Moça
  18. O Leãzinho
  19. O Maior Castigo Que Eu Te Dou
  20. Pedra De Responsa (With Alcione)
  21. Podre Poderes
  22. Samba de verão
  23. Samba De Verão (So Nice)
  24. Sertão
  25. Sou você
  26. Soy Loco Por Ti América
  27. Tradição
  28. Tropicalia
  29. Voce é Linda
  30. A Rã
  31. Be Kind To Your Parents
  32. In The Hot Sun Of A Christmas Day

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