"Black Friday" as written by Walter Carl Becker and Donald Jay Fagen....
When Black Friday comes
I stand down by the door
And catch the grey men when they
Dive from the fourteenth floor

When Black Friday comes
I collect everything I'm owed
And before my friends find out
I'll be on the road

When Black Friday falls you know it's got to be
Don't let it fall on me

When Black Friday comes
I fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book

Gonna do just what I please
Gonna wear no socks and shoes
With nothing to do but feed
All the kangaroos

When Black Friday comes I'll be on that hill
You know I will

When Black Friday comes
I'm gonna dig myself a hole
Gonna lay down in it 'til
I satisfy my soul

Gonna let the world pass by me
The Archbishop's gonna sanctify me
And if he don't come across
I'm gonna let it roll

When Black Friday comes
I'm gonna stake my claim
I guess I'll change my name

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"Black Friday" as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    General CommentThough more than a few Steely Dan songs have devilish or drug undertones :) this is about the stock market crash of '29.The reason they wore no shoes is,these were one of their prized possessions.They kept them for most of their lives.Shoes would run 2 or 3 months salary.When they jumped, left them for hope a colleague would pass them to family.(impact blows them apart).Steely Dan is another meaning for vibrator.
    ManoStuarton November 28, 2015   Link

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