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tiger lillies – twenty-five minutes lyrics

they’re building the gallows outside my cell,
i got twenty-five minutes to go.
the whole town’s waiting to hear me yell,
i got twenty-four minutes to go.
well, i tried the governor and the whole d-mn bunch,
i got twenty-three minutes to go.
and i tried the mayor, but the mayor’s out to lunch,
i got twenty-two minutes to go.
they’ve given me beans for my last meal,
i got twenty-one minutes to go.
n-body’s asked me how i feel,
i got twenty minutes to go.
well, the sheriff said he’s gonna watch me die,
i got nineteen minutes to go.
well, i spit in his face, and i spit in his eye,
i got eighteen minutes… to go.

well, the preacher’s come to save my soul,
i got thirteen minutes to go.
well, he’s talking about burnin’ but i feel cold,
i got twelve minutes to go.
well, they’re testing the trap, it chills my spine,
i got eleven minutes to go.
well, the trap and the rope are both working fine,
i got ten minutes to go.
i’m waiting for the pardon that will set me free,
i got nine minutes to go.
but n-body’s remembered me,
i got eight more minutes to go.

well, i’ve seen the mountains and the sky,
i got five minutes to go.
and they’re so pretty, i don’t wanna die,
i got four more minutes to go.
well, my feet are in the trap, my neck is in the noose,
i got three minutes to go.

oh, will somebody please cut me loose,
i got two more minutes to go.
well, i heard the buzzards, i’ve seen the crows,
i got one minute to go.
and now i’m swinging, and here i go,
i go, i go, i gchchchch…


- tiger lillies lyrics

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