Mudcat Café message #519173 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9411   Message #519173
Posted By: Sorcha
01-Aug-01 - 01:41 PM
Thread Name: Various songs from the Tom Paxton 6 album
Subject: Lyr Add: Crazy John
Found Crazy John:

CRAZY JOHN
(For John Lennon)

Crazy John, where you gonna run to today?
Crazy John, so early to be up and away,
They never can hear you, John, so how can you teach them?
They never come near you, John, so how can you reach them?
Crazy John, can I come along when you go?
Crazy John, you tell them what they don't want to know.
They never can hear you, John, they have no desire.
They're beginning to fear you, John, and the hate's getting higher.

When you wade in the water, the people can't see the old reflections.
When you stand in the road, the people can't read the old directions.
When the people get lost, they start building a cross.

Crazy John, why you wanna go back again?
Crazy John, talking with the desperate men?
You have to be crazy, John, for taking those chances,
When you could be lazy, John, just playing for dances.

When you wade in the water, the people can't see the old reflections.
When you stand in the road, the people can't read the old directions.
When the people get lost, they start building a cross.
Crazy John, I want to be crazy too.