Pushing thru' the market square So many mothers sighing News had just come over We had five years left to cry in
News guy wept and told us He said earth was really dying Cried so much, his face was wet Then i knew he was not lying.
I heard telephones, opera house, favorite mel odies There were boys, toys, electric irons and t.v's My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare I had to cram so many things to store everything in there And all the fat skinny people And all the tall short people And all the nobody people And all the somebody peop le I never thought i'd need so many pe ople
Girl my age went off her head Hit some tiny children If the black had not pulled her off I think she would have killed them
A soldier with a broken arm Used to stare into the wheels of a cadillac A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest And a queer threw up at at the sight of that
Think i saw you in an ice cream parlor Drinking milkshakes cold and long Smiling and waving and looking so fine Don't think you knew you were in this song
And it was cold, and it rained, so i felt like an a ctor And i thought of ma, and i wanted to get back there Your face, your race, the way that you talk I miss you, you're beautiful.
We got five years stuck on my eyes Five years what a surprise we got We got five years my brain hurts a lot Five years that's all we got we've got We got five years