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Dan Bern - Hannibal

Song Lyrics

Let the niggers burn down nigger town
Step aside for burning and looting
But if they set foot in Beverly Hills
Time brother, brother time to start shooting

Everything everybody has in their homes
Will be taken away next week Wednesday
And everything everybody ever believed
Will be disproved next week Friday

Going down to Hannibal
I'm gonna buy a new suit of clothes

Hitler never hurt a soul
I read it in a book
That I finished up just this morning
I was happy and I just couldn't wait to tell the good news
To all of my dead uncles
When they tore down the Berlin wall
Everybody danced
But between what I feel and what I say
There's a thirty foot barbed wire fence

Going down to Hannibal
I'm gonna buy a new suit of clothes
Say hey hey hey hey, hey-a-a-a-a
Say hey hey hey hey, hey-a-a-a-a

The world is one big cosmic joke
Played on me I hear
As soon as I leave this room
All of you are going to disappear
Time begins to bend and shift
Maybe you haven't noticed
But just the other day a man in Washington state
Admitted killing Jesus

I'm going down to Hannibal
Gonna buy a new suit of clothes

I'm six foot tall and 180 lbs
I can punch through a wall with my fist
But I don't understand how with just one kiss
You can wrap me around your finger
You can wrap me around your wrist

Everybody who has ever ever been alive
Is alive today in Georgia
As for the rest of us, I don't even know who we are
It's a mystery I guess

I'm going down to Hannibal
I'm gonna buy a new suit of clothes

You see, everything I know, I learned from my dad
He learned it all from his
And his dad just happened to be
Wrong about everything

I'm going down to Hannibal
I'm gonna buy a new suit of clothes
I'm going to wear three neckties
You're going to help with the bows
You're going to help with the bows
You're going to help with the bows
You're going to help with hey, hey, hey, h-h-h-hey....
[lots more hey-ing]

CDs

These lyrics are on the following CD(s):

Dog Boy Van (1997)
Dog Boy Van

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1. Jerusalem
2. Kurt
3. Hannibal
4. Live Another Day
5. Talkin' Alien Abduction Blues
6. Oklahoma


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