10000 MANIACS


A Campfire Song Lyrics

A lie to say “Oh my mountain has coal veins and beds to dig
Five hundred men with axes and they all dig for me”
A lie to say “Oh my river where many fish do swim
Half of the catch is mine when you haul your nets in”

Oh no, no never, will he believe that
His greed is a blinding ray
No devil or redeemer can cheat him
He’ll take his gold to where he’s lying cold

A lie to say “Oh my mine gave a diamond big as a fist”
But with every gem in his pocket the jewels he has missed
A lie to say “Oh my garden is growing taller by the day”
He only eats the best and tosses the rest away

Oh no, no never, will he believe that
His greed is a blinding ray
No devil or redeemer can cheat him
He’ll take his gold to where he’s lying cold six deep in the grave

His oldest pain (Something is out of reach)
And fear in life There’ll not be time (Something he wanted)
His oldest pain and fear in life (Something is out of reach)
(He’s being taunted)
His oldest pain and fear in life (hey hey)
That he can’t beg or steal
Nor can he buy

A lie to say “Oh my forest with trees that block the sun
And when I cut them down I don’t answer to anyone”
No, no, no, never, will he believe that
His greed is a blinding ray
No devil or redeemer can cheat him
He’ll take his gold to where he’s lying cold

La la la la la la, la la la la……

Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely man

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