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Call Of The West


by Wall Of Voodoo. Buy album CD: Other Songs D - W


He got the high sign so he jumped a bus
Along the roads that wind on through
The hot Mojave and the Jericho
He'd start his whole life anew
And what he left behind he hadn't valued
Half as much as some things
He never knew
Right around sundown...
He got dropped off on a street in town
Where a grey old man looked him up and down and said
"Son, this ain't no western movie matinee
You're a long way off from yippie-yi-yay
'Cause I can tell at a glance you're not from 'round these parts
You've got a green look about'cha––that's a gringo for starts
Sometimes the only thing a western savage understands
Are whiskey and rifles and an unarmed man
Like you"
"So you gotta keep on the move!
Don't let that fancy paint job fool you!"
Then the old timer pulled him close and said
You've got a long way, I know
You've got a longer drive ahead
Through the bones of the buffalo
Through the claims of the western dead, and––
Just like the spokes of a wheel
You'll spin 'round with the rest
You'll hear the drums and the brush of steel
You'll hear the call of the west, call of the west
You'll hear the call of the west, call of the west
Spoken
Harshly awakened by the sound of six rounds of light-caliber rifle fire
Followed minutes later by the booming of nine rounds from a heavier rifle
But you can't close off the wilderness
He heard the snick of a rifle bolt
And found himself peering down the muzzle
Of a weapon held by a drunken liquor store owner
"There's a conflict," he said, "there's a conflict
Between land and people
The people have to go
They've come all the way out here to make mining claims
To do automobile body work
To gamble
Take pictures
To not have to do laundry
To own a mini-bike
Have their own CB radios and air conditioning
Good plumbing for sure
And to sell Time/Life books and to work in a deli
To have a little chili every morning
And maybe... maybe to own their own gas stations again
And take drugs
Have some crazy sex
But above all, above all, to have a fair shake
To get a piece of the rock and a slice of the pie
And spit out of the window of your car and not have the wind blow it back in your face"
Now, from the high timberline to the deserts dry
Who'll risk dangling on some hangman's tree
To stake their claims on these prarie plains
While they say this lunch is not had for free?
Just like the spokes of a wheel
Who'll spin 'round with the rest
They'll hear the drums and the brush of steel
And I'll hear the call of the west, call of the west
(Yippie-yi-yo, yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay, yippie-yi-yo-ohh-ohh)
I'll hear the call of the west, call of the west
(Yippie-yi-yo, yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay, yippie-yi-yo-ohh-ohh)
I'll hear the call of the west, call of the west
(Yippie-yi-yo, yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay, yippie-yi-yo-ohh-ohh)
I'll hear the call of the west, call of the west
(Yippie-yi-yo, yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay, yippie-yi-yo-ohh-ohh)
Spoken/shouted:
I used to be somebody!
I used to be somebody, do you hear me?
Do you hear me? I've been there!
I used to be somebody, god damn you!
I've been there before!
Don't walk away!
Well, you––you wanted unleaded?
Unleaded––that's next pump over, so keep on movin', okay?
No, it's out of order.




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Album: Other Songs D - W Lyrics
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  2. A'int My Day
  3. Animal Day
  4. Back In Flesh
  5. Back In The Laundromat
  6. Big City
  7. Blackboard Sky
  8. Call Box (1-2-3)
  9. Call Of The West
  10. Can´t Make Love
  11. Country Of Man
  12. Crack The Bell
  13. Dark As A Dungeon
  14. Do It Again
  15. Elvis Bought Dora A Cadillac
  16. Empty Room
  17. End Of An Era
  18. Factory
  19. Far Side Of Crazy
  20. Full Of Tension
  21. Good Times
  22. Hands Of Love
  23. Hollywood The Second Time
  24. Invisible Man
  25. Joanne
  26. Long Arm
  27. Look At Their Way
  28. Lost Weekend
  29. Love Is A Happy Thing
  30. Me And My Dad
  31. Mexican Radio
  32. Mona
  33. Museums
  34. Red Light
  35. Room With A View
  36. Spy World
  37. The Chains Of Luck
  38. The Grass Is Greener (Pop's Drunken Confession)
  39. The Passenger
  40. They Don't Want Me
  41. This Business Of Love
  42. This Way Out
  43. Tomorrow
  44. Tragic Vaudeville
  45. Tse Tse Fly
  46. Two Minutes Till Lunch
  47. When The Lights GO Out

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