The Man Who Said No

Well, it's late in the evening
And the sun is sinking down
It's a nice day in spring
And my baby's not around
She's in some far off land
With a foreign man

It's a dark summerday
I said
I saw a stranger
I looked the man in the eye and I said no

He said:
'That's alright man
But I think you must get things straight
Don't turn that bloodshot eyes on me
Go take a bath or something to eat
Maybe go to bed
Read a comic book or comb your hair'
Oh, Everything is falling down like hail
Everything is falling down like hail

I saw a stranger, looked her in the eye
And I said no

And she said
'That's alright, darling
That's alright for you
That's alright baby,
That's alright for you
You can go wherever you wanted to
You get something to drink
Get something to lose'

Oh

Hand me my mask
I'm a super hero
I looked a man in the eyes
He looked at me and he said no
Call my girlfriend
Invite her to the epic showdown
He looked at me and he said no
I said
'I wanna catch some criminals
Please hand me my weapons
I'm gonna catch them'
The man said no
'I ain't scared of no ghosts
I ain't afraid of bats
I can swallow razorblades'
I asked the man
He looked me in the eye
And he said no
He said
'You ain't no superhero
You ain't no fortune teller'
High water rising
Six inches above my head
I'll be buried at the bottom of the ocean
Ninetyone people killed by gunfire
Amy dies at twenty seven
In a London apartment
With lots of booze inside her body

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