"Graveyard Waltz" as written by Rob Hyman, Eric M Bazilian and Rick Chertoff....
I was walkin' real fast, I was too scared to run
Past this lonesome graveyard where the highway meets the sun
Well that old graveyard's been around since the civil war
I had a feelin' that I'd been here before

I heard a voice, it was talkin' real slow
She said it's time to make a choice, is it yes or is it no
I said ok, do what you want to do
Then she took me to a world I never knew

Where we danced so close, we were teenage ghosts
We were doin' that graveyard waltz
After all is said and done we were just too young
To be doin' that graveyard waltz

Next thing I knew the first dance was done
But this magic carpet ride had just begun
Heaven only knows where she learned to drive
Between the tombstones and the ones still left alive

And then that old soul band began to play
In triple time, she was begging me to stay
And when the masquerade had started up again
She said this is the night that never ends

Where we danced so close, we were teenage ghosts
We were doin' that graveyard waltz
After all is said and done we were just too young
To be doin' that graveyard waltz

I was walkin' real fast, I was too scared to run


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"Graveyard Waltz" as written by Eric M Bazilian Rob Hyman

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    MemoryThe Centerpiece of One Way Home, hard rocker Graveyard Waltz evokes haunted memories of America's bloodiest chapter in its history-100 miles along the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Philadelphia to Gettysburg-along pathways and graveyards-"where the highway meets the sun"-the landscape is extremely beautiful and bleak in the land of William Penn, Ben Franklin and Andrew Wyeth. Many generations later, the Hooters write the song about America's history and when Rob and Eric do their Hammond/Fender hopscotch game-look out-they do it in the name of rock
    rabbitbunnyon August 31, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationTook me a long time to come around to this song, but now it's one of my favorite songs of all time. I believe it's about teenagers who decide to have sex before they're really ready, and aren't thinking about the consequences, like STDs or pregnancy. Such a haunting sounding song.

    I also find it interesting that in the song it seems like the male is the one who is unsure and the female is the one who seems all for it.
    z0mbie87on August 24, 2012   Link

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