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Dave Shiflett: Music

Roll Rapture

(Dave Shiflett)
October 28, 2015
Dave Shiflett
A song about the complexity of modern life.
Momma got fat, Daddy got even
Ran off and married a guy named Steven
Country music might not save my soul

Sun came up west of Frisco
Elvis shot the Count of Monte Cristo
Looks to me the Rapture’s set to roll

Old men got their memories
Young men got their dreams
If I had twenty dollars
I’d go see sweet Francine

Sun came up just west of Frisco
Elvis shot the Count of Monte Cristo
Looks to me the Rapture’s set to roll

Daddy got chopped now he’s a lady
Ran to Texas with a girl named Sadie
Momma’s head is spinning like a top

I’m heading south on a discount ticket
To wait out the storm with Wilson Pickett
He knows all but doesn’t talk a lot

Old men watch the fireflies
Talking to the night
Young men think train whistles
Will take them to the light

I’m heading south on a one-way ticket
To wait out the storm with Wilson Pickett
He knows all but doesn’t say a lot

One day soon
'Neath a blood red moon
The earth will tremble
And the sky will swoon
We'll watch that Rapture roll, roll, roll
And hope country music will save our soul

I'm riding south on a one-way ticket
To ride out the storm with Wilson Pickett
He knows all but he doesn't talk a lot
And Mama's waiting for the other shoe to drop