Up around the bend
A southern boy with not a grin
And fingertips that won't leave prints
And that bad dog won't come home
We should have known, it's not our own
It's the way that the famous sit alone

Now that those boys left town
That Cape Fear bridge fell down
It made the river taste like whiskey
So R-E-L-A-X cowboy
You cannot kill what you don't enjoy
This is your chance, go be a man
Show the devil how good you dance!

If you meet me at the river to dance
I'll feel the rhythm in the side of your hand
Well Carolina's leaving so you gotta fill your reasons
It's the dead, the dead can dance.
It's the dead, the dead can dance.

Now that the arrest was made
They took him down at the masquerade
He had nothing he could trade
Talks in her sleep again
It's too damn late and she can't come in
Well that's all,
WHAT'S WRONG?
He didn't realize they were missing

YEAH!
WELL ALRIGHT!

Those dead boys got me wrong
That song was way too long
We took a chance to shake the willing
So R-E-L-A-X your stride
Shake it, shake it mama, make me lose my mind
This is your chance, go be a man
Teach that devil to dance

Well if you meet me at the river to dance
I'll feel the rhythm with the side of my hand
Well Carolina's leaving so you better fill your reasons
It's the dead, the dead can dance
Whoa yeah, yeah, yeah

So many places
Pretty faces
Tell that devil
Tell that devil, leave those boys alone! x4


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Cape Fear song meanings
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    General CommentCape fear river runs through Wilmington, NC.

    as for the meaning, it's a dance off with the devil.
    IAmLegendon July 08, 2009   Link

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