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"The Mouth Organ"

[ from the album "Joemus" (2008) ]

Lyrics

She took the stand
Her time had come
To describe the screech of tyres
The sudden hit and run
She pulled out from her purse
The mouth organ
Began describing all she'd seen
In an eerie, haunting tune

The cloudy afternoon
The unexpected turn
Resulting in the death
Of the pedestrian
How the accident was caused
How the current war
And all that happens in this world
Has been written in the stars
From the day that they invented the car

She finished up
A little out of breath
The judge stood up
And threw out all her arguments
He had a good mind, so he said
To sentence her to death
But she'd suffered quite enough
Said the counsel for defence

She stepped out of the court
Happy to be freed
Failed to see the laundry van
Bearing down at speed
All that happens in this world
Has been written in the stars
From the day they invented the car