"Turn That Heartbeat Over Again" as written by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker....
With stocking face I bought a gun
The plan was set the plan was done
Looked at my watch and started for the door
Now the food here ain't so good no more
And they closed the package store

Love your mama, love your brother
Love 'em till they run for cover
Turn the light off, keep your shirt on
Cry a jag on me

Oh Michael Oh Jesus you know I'm not to blame
You know my reputation for playing a good clean game
Oh Michael Oh Jesus I'll keep my promise when
You turn that heartbeat over again

My poison's named you know my brand
So please make mine a double, Sam
Stir it up nice I'll eat it right here
This highway runs from Paraguay
And I've just come all the way

Love your mama, love your brother
Love 'em till they run for cover
Turn the light off, keep your shirt on
Cry a jag on me

We warned the corpse of William Wright
Not to cuss and drink all night
Ticket in hand I saw him laid to rest
But zombie see and zombie do
He's here with me and you

Love your mama, love your brother
Love 'em till they run for cover
Turn the light off, keep your shirt on
Cry a jag on me


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"Turn That Heartbeat over Again" as written by Donald Jay Fagen Walter Carl Becker

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    General CommentTry this on for size guys,

    This song is a smart alec-y response to religion's demands on the common man.

    There are three scenarios presented:

    1) A petty criminal who turns to crime due to the socio-economic deterioration of his community.

    2) A drinker who may be an ex-nazi or refugee from a dictatorial govt, since he just came from Paraguay.

    3) Can't figure out which William Wright but he must be the poet, being dead, a partier and perhaps a sort of anti-hero role model for modern artists who are speaking.

    Each of them consider themselves "victims of circumstance" so they aren't to blame and they will keep their promises to be good people, only when Saint Michael and Jesus keep their promise to bring them back to eternal life, sort of like a "You go first" deal: thus the irony of "Zombie see and Zombie do"

    and we all know Jesus was the first Zombie :)

    "He's here with me and you." = a double meaning of Jesus being with us all the time but we also have that debauched William Wright's ghost with us all the time cause that's just who we are as humans.

    Whaddaya Think?
    Jzermon February 08, 2012   Link

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