Lyrics

General Joy

Friday 9 September 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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General Joy
I know I know
you’ll take me there
(where your boys were
left behind)

General Joy
it seems you need
a soldier girl-
now ’they’ have Liberty gagged

by boat
by tram
by motorbus
could it be the fates
are protecting us
from the Hawks
that have stolen the bird
from the sky

and I know
you will always love Sorrow
is that why
you gave her dress
to Happiness?
’cause it matches her eyes
when she cries

General Joy
it seems
you don’t love your Bride
that doesn’t mean you’re a bad guy
generally
you’re friends but
she is not the love of your life

to dye
to perm
to change your hair
or your wife
the possibilities are there
and it’s time
for you to decide

and I know
you will always love Sorrow
is that why
you gave her dress
to Happiness?
’cause it matches her eyes
when she cries

General Joy
I know I know
you’ll take me there-
but you’ll need strength
from within
General Joy it seems you need
a soldier girl-
and a willing coalition

by boat
by tram
by motorbus
could it be the Hawks
are protecting us
from the Men who
have now assumed
their name

and I know
you will always love Sorrow
is that why
you gave her dress
to Happiness?
’cause it matches her eyes
when she cries
’cause it matches her eyes
when she cries