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When Justice Is Done
By Gary Gordon
Dec. '00


(as performed in Gainesville, Florida at the Civic Media Center, Dec. 20, 2000)


Colonel Cathcart & the Queen of Hearts
're playin' cards at the foot of her bed
Alice and Yossarian huddled in the closet
The Queen shouts "Off with yer head"
"What game is this?" asks the White Rabbit
The pills've clearly worn off
He sees he's arrived too late
The game is already lost

An' if a rose ain't a rose
Then a thorn can be fun
By any other name
Let's say justice is done

Now somewhere out in Texas
In the land of the Alamo
Davy Crockett an' Willie Nelson
Watch the motorcade start to slow
Davy asks "Should we recount the bullets?
Was it three or four or five?"
Willie says "Let's get stoned on the grassy knoll
An' keep hope alive"

An' if a rose ain't a rose
Then a thorn can be fun
By any other name
Let's say justice is done

At Cape Canaveral-Kennedy-Canaveral
It was one small step for man
"What did you know and when did you know it?"
Was the theme song of the land
From the U2 to Cambodia
Pick any lie you like
Maintain plausible deniability
Launch a protective reaction strike

     An' all the leaves are brown
     An' the sky is gray
     Casey's at the bat
     Playin' for the CIA

From out of the west where Christ was born
Came the long, tall savior
Trading arms for hostages
Making war with Grenada
Then Kuwait, it was threatened
Democracy must be restored
Alice-- remember Alice?-- and
Yossarian are ignored

An' if a rose ain't a rose
Then a thorn can be fun
By any other name
Let's say justice is done

John Tower buys a round of drinks
Bork padlocks the Doctor's bag
Hart and Clinton bring the girls
Reagan and North bring the swag
Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch are
Fighting in the Captain's Tower
Do you want to be a millionaire?
Regis is King of the hour

An' if a rose ain't a rose
Then a thorn can be fun
By any other name
Let's say justice is done

In a land that's known for sunshine
Even the rain must fall
Ponce de Leon took an arrow
When he tried to build a mall
Leave it to the Grand Rehnquisitor
To launch an Equal Protection Strike
Yippie ti yi yo ti yay
It's the Texas cowboy Reich

An' if a rose ain't a rose
Then a thorn can be fun
By any other name
Let's say justice is done

But if a rose is a rose
Then a thorn makes the blood run
By any other name
It's justice undone

Yes, if a rose is a rose
Then a thorn makes the blood run
By any other name
It's justice undone



Truer Words
By Gary Gordon
April '00


(as performed at Jeremy's Cyber Cafe in Joshua Tree, CA, April 2000)


I met a waitress, her name was Honey
It didn't matter I had no money
She gave me lovin', I gave her the same

She said someday this will be over
Don't fall in love, or you'll soon discover
A broken heart is the greatest cause of pain

CHORUS
     Truer words were never spoken
     She warned me that my heart would be broken
     I didn't listen
     I fell straight into that well

     A fool for love is a dime a dozen
     I volunteered, didn't wait to be chosen
     I didn't listen
     So this is the story I tell

I met an actress, said her name was Heather
When I asked her real name she talked about the weather
We had fun til she saw that look in my eyes

She said someday this will be over
Don't fall in love, or you'll soon discover
A fake name is just the beginning of the lies

CHORUS

BREAK
     Sometimes love is like oil and water
     Sometimes the mix is a thousand times stronger
     You never know when the chemistry will explode

     She broke my heart, I'm like hundreds of others
     The brokenhearted, we're a band of brothers
     In the world of love there's blood that runs hot and cold

I met a woman, her name was Nancy
T-shirts and jeans, sexy, not fancy
I gave her lovin', she gave me the same

One day she got that look in her eyes
What she said took me by surprise
She said our love's the cure for our brokenhearted pain

     Truer words were never spoken
     She healed me, my heart was no longer broken
     You know her lovin' gave me a new start

     A fool for love is a dime a dozen
     I volunteered, didn't wait to be chosen
     Love's the cure for a broken heart
     Love's the cure for a broken heart


Chaos Theory Blues, Part I
By Gary Gordon
Jan. '01


(as performed in Santa Monica, CA by The Gary Gordon Band at Arcadia [on the Pier], Feb. 2001)


I have a friend who thinks a butterfly's wings flapping half way around the globe
Gives him a reason to leave his wife
I have a friend who thinks that the pain in his heart is too unbearable
Gives him a reason to end his life

CHORUS
     And I work from nine to five
     Just to pay the health insurance bill
     It helps to keep me alive
     So I can pay the health insurance bill

     And the beat goes on
     And the sun goes down
     And every day is a day is a day is a day, oh
     I don't know
     They call it right and wrong
     And the sun will be up first thing tomorrow

I read the newspaper story about rats who have these dreams
It seems they really dream they're racing through a maze
I see on the TV it's Hope and Glory and Love and another story
It seems everyone is racing through the latest craze

     And I work from nine to five
     Just to pay the health insurance bill
     It helps to keep me alive
     So I can pay the health insurance bill

     And the beat goes on
     And the sun goes down
     And every day is a day is a day is a day, oh
     I don't know
     They call it right and wrong
     And the sun will be up first thing tomorrow

BREAK
     I woke up this mornin', you were on my mind,
     I said Hello Darlin', but you were not there
     It seems a butterfly has flapped its wings
     Now you're gone and I don't know where

And I don't think that a butterfly's wings flapping half way around the globe
Give anyone a reason to leave their wife
And I hope everyone one in pain can a story that will sustain them
Help them not to take their own life

     And I work from nine to five
     Just to pay the health insurance bill
     It helps to keep me alive
     So I can pay the health insurance bill
     And I work from nine to five
     Just to pay the health insurance bill
     It helps to keep me alive
     So I can pay the health insurance bill


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