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  1. Lay the Coin

From the recording Men of Steel (Digital Version)

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Music and lyrics by Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson, Thomas Kercheval

Lyrics

There’s a danger zone on a dusty trail
There’s a river running dry
High above my head, I see the mountains burnin’
While the buzzards fill the sky

On an empty plain lies a small tree dyin’
Like a crucifixion thorn
Underneath my feet, the sand is shifting slowly
While the desert sun goes down

So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sing on
Even when the sun goes down
So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sail on
Even when the ship goes down
So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sing on
It’s alright

Now the sun is setting on a western bank
There’s no water passing through
In the desert sand, I feel the planet turnin’
As Orion shoots the moon

There’s a flash of light across the midnight sky
For a moment night is day
Stretched across my path, I see your stillborn shadow
Just before it melts away

So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sing on
Even when the sun goes down
So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sail on
Even when the ship goes down
So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sing on
It’s alright

Now the man of steel has finally cracked the code
Heard three short, three long, three short
He set off alone upon his ship of gold
And sunk it in a foreign port

So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sing on
Even when the sun goes down
So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sail on
Even when the ship goes down
So lay the coin on my tongue, and I will sing on
It’s alright

Twelve lonely people golfing on the moon
Taking all the pictures, singing out of tune
There's chimps in space, with slide rules, too
As long as I see the shadows, they'll be chasing after you

Twelve lonely people golfing on the moon
Taking all the pictures, singing out of tune
There’s chimps in space, with moon rock, too
As long as I see the shadows, they'll be chasing after you

Twelve lonely people golfing on the moon
Taking all those pictures, singing out of tune
There’s Men of Steel, with slide rules too
As long as I see the shadows they'll be chasing after you

Those Men of Steel
Those Men of Steel
Those Men of Steel
They'll be chasing after you