Violin and Gun

Updated: Oct 3


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(note: coyotes pronounced ky-oats)



An old mariner on the shore whose working days are done Keeps two treasures by his side a violin and gun
“Why violin and gun?” I ask “You sailed on sea-borne boats” “Violin for the soul,” he says “Gun for the coyotes”
North by east and north by west True north falls in between And that old man at water’s edge is the strangest ever seen
He takes me into where he lives from walls stare dead coyotes But when he bows the violin the walls weep soulful notes “Where in your soul did you see fit to kill all those coyotes?” “Truth is, it was the only way to play the soulful notes”
North by east and north by west True north falls in between And that old man at water’s edge is like many we have seen

If you ask a dreamer
he will get undone
If you ask a mother
she will save her son
If you ask a mad man
it never gets done
But if you ask the gods
it's: "violin and gun"

Now that mariner by the coast
lies dead beneath the sun
With no goodbyes from two lost souls
his violin and gun
Yeh that old man down by the coast
he's dead beneath the sun
Without goodbyes from two lost souls
his violin and gun

So north by east and north by west True north falls in between And that old man at water’s edge was strange enough to have been
Yeh that old man at water’s edge was strange enough to have been



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