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Stars

Dance With Me

Janis Ian

When the war was over,
I went dancing in the streets
with the corpse of my dead brother
to the sacrificial beat
and the boy scouts and the legionnaires
came home from overseas
singing "glory hallelujah"
to the swank gestapo beat

Hallelujah, hallelujah
I've never seen, iIn the whole of my life
an intelligent sacrifice
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Give me a reason to go on believing
and I'm ready to pay the price

I heard of a plan in the president's mansion
high up in the sky
and it called for a sacrifice
and my brother paid the price
Sent him home in a bag, the American flag
was draped around the box
and the coffin lid was locked
and the note said “thanks a lot”

Come and dance with me, come and dance with me
I'm home from overseas
I'm a corpse up to my knees
Celebrate the victory
Would you like to dance and hold me tight
I'm feeling most diseased
and i need your company
Come and dance, come and dance

Come and dance, come and dance
I'm home from overseas
And I need your company
Come and dance, come and dance

Would you like to dance, and hold me tight
I'm feeling most diseased
And I need your company
Come and dance, come and dance

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