Bobby Darin

In Memoriam

 


      He's a ruthless opportunist
      And he motivates by greed
      He's just the way his father was
      And that we sure don't need
      So they all cried out destroy him
      For he wants to see us drowned
      They never understood him
      So they put him in the ground.

      Now some had stood for hours
      And some sat on the grass
      Listening to their radios
      For where the train had passed
      And a crowd will get impatient
      As the clock hands turn around
      They never understood him
      So they put him in the ground.

      They handed out some candles
      To the somber weary crowd
      And told us not to light them
      Till our eyes beheld the shroud
      Not even at that moment
      Could there be tranquility
      I could feel them push and argue
      Hey, sit down, I cannot see
      They never understood him
      So they put him in the ground.

      When the fathers closed their bibles
      And the family left the site
      The ropes and walls and hedges
      Kind of faded in the night
      Replaced by all the people
      Who made a prayerful sound
      They never understood him
      So they put him in the ground.

      Some people say the eighth of June
      But the morning of the ninth
      The workmen gently lowered him
      By the beam of three work lights
      Easy, take it easy
      Set him down real slow
      He'd been on some rougher trips
      But he couldn't tell them so
      They never understood him
      So they put him in the ground.

      Now no man has the answers
      And he was just a man
      And yet I can't help feelin'
      That he knew a better plan
      A shorter road to justice
      On the trip that's freedom bound
      But they never understood him
 
     So they put him in the ground.

 

 

Lyrics from liner notes of Bobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto LP      


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