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Joey's Camel Lyrics

Joey's Camel by Godley And Creme  

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Joey's Camel Dear Mother I'm lying on a white hot blanket, wishing you were here. We're
A thousand miles from Cairo and it's taken us a year to get this far. Dear
Mother.
I've grown a beard in the last three weeks and I can't see nothing but
Sand. You wouldn't recognize me mother, but I know you'd understand. Dear
Mother.
We spend the nights under canvas dreaming of ice cold beer and we spend the
Days in the desert I miss you mother dear.
Riding on Joey's camel (how did you escape?) Riding on Joey's camel (how
Did you escape?) Dear Mother we found the Ten Commandments. Mother, just
Like I said we would. But somebody broke our compass, mother and the water
Is no good. And Beau said it was sabotage, so I laughed at him and said
'Mother wouldn't let that happen, Beau', but Beau was dead. So I left him
In the sand dunes and I struck out on my own with a page of hieroglyphics
And the tablets of stone.
Riding on Joey's camel (how did you escape?) Riding on Joey's camel (how
Did you escape?)
Dear mother. They attacked while I was sleeping. Dreaming of ice cold beer,
But when they saw what I was carrying they backed away in fear. They said
The hand of God is upon you it is written on the wall, dear mother. They
Must have thought I was Elijah or something with the beard and all!

So they led me down to the catacombs, the walls were lined with bones and a
Voice said he'd give me three of his wives for just a glimpse of the
Stones. Dear mother. I said that I had lost them, they were buried in the
Shifting sands. But they said if I didn't give them the tablets they'd cut
Off both of my hands, mother.
Riding on Joey's camel (how did you escape?) Dear mother. Riding on
Joey's camel (how did you escape?) Mother.
Dear mother. I'm running out of water. Mother the map was a fake. Now I'm
Stuck on the Devil's anvil, mother payin' for Beau's mistake. I woke up in
A sandstorm, I'd had a terrible dream, I'd broken the Ten Commandments,
Mother, I began to scream.
But something else was out there. Following the scent and it cast the
Shadow of a cobra on the walls of the tent.
Riding on Joey's camel (how did you escape?) Riding on Joey's camel (how
Did you escape?)
Dear mother I hadn't got a rifle or a dagger or a sword. So my only other
Weapon as the word of the Lord. So when it wrapped itself around my body
And it started crushing bones I had to make a decision, Mother it was me or
The stones.
Riding on Joey's camel (how did you escape?) Riding on Joey's camel (how
Did you escape?) Dear Mother I'm lying on a white hot blanket, wishing you
Were here, I'm a thousand miles from Cairo and it's taken me a year to get
This far to get this far.
Riding on Joey's camel (how did you escape?) Riding on Joey's camel (how
Did you escape?)



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