"The Stand, Long Version" as written by and Peters Macdonald....
Oh I have been out searching with the black book in my hand
And I've looked between the lines that lie on the pages that I tread
I met the walking dude,religious, in his wom down cowboy boots
He walked liked no man on earth
I swear he had no name (had no name)
I swear he had no name

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down,
Come on down & make the stand.

As I crawled beneath the searchlights
Looking through the floorboards of this life
I met Doctor Strangeloves cousin
He bore the marks of time
"Hey! Trashcan where you going boy
Your eyes are feet apart
Is that the end you're carrying Shall I play the funeral march" (play the march)
"Play the funeral march"

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down,
Come on down & we'll make the stand.

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down,
Come on down, we'll make the stand.

When I looked out the window
On the hardship that had struck I saw the seven phials open
The plague claimed man and son
Four men at a grave in silence With hats bowed down in grace
A simple wooden cross,
It had no epitaph engraved (it had no)
It had no epitaph engraved.

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down,
Come on and make the stand

Come roll out the red carpet come bugler sound the horn
For the hero is returning gotta welcome him to his house
Don;t say I didn't warn you the prophecy is coming true
I can hear the cavalry thundering riding over the hill

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down
Come on down and we'll make the stand



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    General CommentThis song is about the Stephen King book "The Stand." The first verse is about Randall Flag. I am pretty sure the second verse describes when Trashcan Man meets up with The Kid.
    The third verse is simply about Captain Trips (The plague) and its massacring of the common people. Notice all the references to biblical Armageddon, the topic of the novel.

    **Note**
    The fact that the song is about the novel has been confirmed.
    youngdirectoron August 29, 2008   Link

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