If you can lose your head
Like a prisoner escapes from prison
Decapitation is so much better
I don't think I'll ever miss it

Ordered thought
A horrible thought!
The smell of gunpowder is spreading

Broken eggs
And Big Eye is staring up

Population shifting
The Big Eye is staring up

St. Denis
Carried his head
From Paris to his old hometown
At his name's day celebration
His friends all buy him hats

Caught thinking in straight lines
Rehabilitated with a sharp axe
Doing time
Hats off for good behavior

Free from the neck down
It's hats off for good behavior

If you can lose your head
While all around you they're keeping theirs
You won't be a man, my son
They will call you Big Eye!

St. Denis, although your eyes are blue
St. Denis, they made a mess of you
St. Denis, we are so in love

St. Denis, we are so in love

Lyrics submitted by Thermidor, edited by stormville

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    General CommentThe one thing I'm not at all confident about is the name of the saint. No habla French, and I don't know much about Catholic saints, so the pronunciation doesn't clear anything up for me. Suggestions and corrections welcome.
    Thermidoron September 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's St. Denis. Also, there's a reference to Rudyard Kipling's poem "If."
    stormvilleon January 18, 2014   Link

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