"Galveston" as written by and Jimmy L Webb....
Galveston, oh, Galveston,
I still hear your seawinds blowing;
I still see her dark eyes glowing.
She was twenty one, when I left Galveston.

Galveston, oh, Galveston,
I still hear your seawaves crashin,
while I watch the cannons flashin'.
I clean my gun, and dream of Galveston.

I still see her standing by the water,
Standing there looking out to sea.
And is she waiting there for me,
On the beach where we used to run?
Galveston, oh!
Galveston, I am so afraid of dying,
Before I dry the tears she's crying,
Before I watch your sea birds flying in the sun, at Galveston, at Galveston


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"Galveston" as written by Jimmy L Webb

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    General CommentNot a song about Galveston, Texas as such, more a song about Vietnam.
    A young soldier, before a battle in Vietnam war, reminisses about the last time he saw his girlfriend in Galveston.
    He is afraid that these will be his last memories before he is killed.
    chrisb1on September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow. Vietnam. Of course. I've listened to this song a million times and never thought of that reference. As a matter of fact I've always thought the gun reference was so dumb. Not any more. Thanks chrisb1. Have you heard Jimmy sing this on "Ten Easy Pieces"? The best.
    mmonaganon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow. Vietnam. Of course. I've listened to this song a million times and never thought of that reference. As a matter of fact I've always thought the gun reference was so dumb. Not any more. Thanks chrisb1. Have you heard Jimmy sing this on "Ten Easy Pieces"? The best.
    mmonaganon April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI haven't got the "Ten Easy Pieces" CD but I saw him do some songs, including Galveston, on a TV show (Parkinson?) where he also explained some of his lyrics to his interviewer. All his lyrics are meaningful, even McArthur Park.
    chrisb1on August 26, 2007   Link

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