THE DAY BEFORE THE INFAMY


On the day before the infamy I stood there like a man
I puffed my chest the day before the shit hit the fan
Everything was in control when the fan blew clean and cool
When the sun went down I slept real sound
Before the gasket blew

On the day before the infamy I cracked a little smile
The day before my teeth were chipped I danced a country mile
Everything was not half baked
The dough rose up and hands were shaked
Backs were slapped and fish were hooked
The day before the buildings shook

On the day before the infamy I felt a little sick
I told you once before we can’t combine our dirty tricks
The combination wore me down
The numbers turned without a sound
I swore allegiance to both sides
Combustion was our battle cry

Can I hold my ground
When the deal goes down?
When the deal goes down, can I hold my ground for now?

On the day be fore the infamy I lost a little weight
I held my tongue and stood my ground when there was quiet at the gate
You held me close beyond a doubt
Beyond regret beyond the house
Beside the point with much at stake
When silence ruled the give and take

On the day before the infamy I felt so obsolete
A wall of stone in an age of drone with a slingshot at my feet
I stretch it back and aim it high and try to catch a breeze
On the day before the infamy
A pebble set me free

Can I hold my ground
When the deal goes down?
When the deal goes down, can I hold my ground for now?