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The Body Electric

This song is by Hurray for the Riff Raff and appears on the album Small Town Heroes (2014).

Said you're gonna shoot me down, put my body in the river
Shoot me down, put my body in the river
While the whole world sings, sing it like a song
The whole world sings like there's nothing going wrong

He shot her down, he put her body in the river
He covered her up, but I went to get her
And I said, "My girl, what happened to you now?"
I said, "My girl, we gotta stop it somehow"

Oh, and tell me, what's the man with a rifle in his hand
Gonna do for a world that's so sick and sad?
Tell me, what's the man with a rifle in his hand
Gonna do for a world that's all gone mad?

He's gonna shoot me down, put my body in the river
Cover me up with the leaves of September
Like an old sad song, you heard it all before
Deliah's gone, but I'm settling the score

Oh, and tell me, what's the man with a rifle in his hand
Gonna do for a world that's just dying slow?
Tell me, what's the man with a rifle in his hand
Gonna do for his daughter when it's her turn to go?

Credits

Written by:

Alynda Lee Segarra

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