I would love to tour the Southland
In a traveling minstrel show
Yes I'd love to tour the Southland
In a traveling minstrel show
Yes I'm dying to be a star and make them laugh
Sound just like a record on the phonograph
Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago, oh yeah
I have never met Napoleon
But I plan to find the time
I have never met Napoleon
But I plan to find the time
'Cause he looks so fine upon that hill
They tell me he was lonely, he's lonely still
Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago, oh yeah

I stepped up on the platform
The man gave me the news
He said, You must be joking son
Where did you get those shoes?
Where did you get those shoes?

Well, I've seen 'em on the TV, the movie show
They say the times are changing but I just don't know
These things are gone forever
Over a long time ago, oh yeah


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Pretzel Logic Lyrics as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    General CommentFagen once said one of their songs contains a "hidden" account of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch. I believe this is that song.

    "I stepped up on the platform
    The man gave me the news
    He said, You must be joking Son
    Where did you get those shoes?"

    Hitler leaps onto a beer hall table and fires a gun at the ceiling. He is arrested, thrown in jail, writes Mein Kamph.
    elegantpieon March 31, 2009   Link

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