Why so close

Big boys in black hats
Cowboys with white guns
White guns shoot blue white
Blue white baptism
No buffaloes
No Indians
No buffaloes

Red sky is falling
Blue blood no stalling
White heat will strip you
No time to run far

Ivan's built a wall of lead round his house
Nobody can get in or out
Running out of food for ammunition
Frightened of the darkness
Sending out scouts

Why hang the fire so close
Why hang the fire so close
Why hang the fire so close
Why so close, oh be careful

Wayne's got a wall that's much more subtle
Wore headphones since he was born
Watches Ivan through dark glasses
Hands on his gun waiting for the storm

One false move and we all fall down
No smart games, no more fun
Here's your ticket to the party
That's what you get for playing with a gun

Six-guns so close
Oh be careful
Don't shoot scarecrows

Ivan's got a wall of lead round his house
Nobody can get in or out
Running out of food for ammunition
Frightened of the darkness
Sending out scouts

Wayne's got a wall that's much more subtle
Wore headphones since he was born
Watches Ivan through dark glasses
Hands on his gun waiting for the storm

Why stand the fire so close
Why stand the fire so close
Why stand the fire so close
Why so close


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    My InterpretationI think this is about Ronald Regan and the cold war. The fear of nuclear war.
    marklrhon January 10, 2009   Link

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