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taali – that song about the midway كلمات اغاني


i met you on a midway at a fair last year
and you stood out like a ruby in a black man’s ear
you were playin’ on the horses; you were playin’ on the guitar strings;
you were playin’ like a devil wearin’ wings
wearin’ wings, you looked so grand wearin’ wings

do you tape them to your shoulders just to sing?

can you fly? i heard you can. can you fly?
like an eagle doin’ your huntin’ from the sky

i followed with the sideshows to another town
and i found you in a trailer on the camping grounds
you were betting on some lover; you were shaking up the dice;
and i thought i saw you cheatin’ once or twice
once or twice, i heard your bid once or twice

were you wond’rin’ was the gamble worth the price?
pack it in, i heard you did, pack it in
was it hard to fold a hand you knew could win?

so lately you’ve been hidin’, it was somewhere in the news;
and i’m still at these races with my ticket stubs and my blues;
and a voice calls out the numbers and it sometimes mentions mine;
and i feel like i’ve been workin’ overtime
over time, i’ve lost my fire, over time

always playin’ one more hand for one more dime
slowin’ down, i’m gettin’ tired, slowin’ down;
and i envy you the valley that you’ve found
cause i’m midway down the midway
slowin’ down
down, down, down