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  1. The Snowman

Lyrics

The Snowman (after "the Snowman's Revenge" by Glen Hirshberg)

It’s still 1975
I’m the only boy left on this road alive
And the snow is hard coming down
The world is making a dying sound
I’ve come face to face with the truth
You’re only really bulletproof
When you can turn around
See the lights of your hometown

Fast forward to 1982
I’ve done everything I can think to do
When she says goodbye
There are no tears in her eyes

Turn around it’s 1986
Everything’s broken and can never be fixed
No matter how I try
And I still don’t know why

I wanted to be a Detroit Pontiac
I wanted to be a Flint Chevrolet
I wanted to be a man of metal
Motor still running
As he rusts away

I used to see those smokestacks burning
Used to think I could hear the world turning

Yesterday I saw myself in the mirror
My eyes are tired but it couldn’t be clearer
I’m an old man
Fighting back the best he can
Every morning when the sun comes to wake me
I’ve got so much love I’m afraid it’ll break me
And I’ll be damned
Don’t know how I got here but here I am

I want to be a Detroit Pontiac
I want to be a Flint Chevrolet
I want to be a man of metal
Motor still running
As he rusts away