Roy Orbison – Southbound Jericho Park tab

Southbound Jericho Parkway 

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There was a man whose memories were made up of nothing. 
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He pushed the elevator button, and go home to nothing. 
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Yes his business had prospered but women get lonely sometimes,
Now she has the house 
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His son in college had dropped out to expand his mind. 
And Sarah, his daughter had not spoken to him. 
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Maybe he'd raised her the wrong way. He wondered. 
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He checked his mailbox, with fingers a-tremblin' no mail, from anyone. 
”I'm home“ he said softly, as he opened the door 
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And gazed at his empty apartment, aching, thinking. 

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Southbound Jericho parkway is what you call a one-way street. 
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Southbound Jericho parkway is what you call a one-way street. 
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At 7.20, Monday after New Year, Mr Henry Johnson leaned against the pedal
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Aimed his Lincoln steady and drove himself into a wall. 

How could a thing such as this ever happen. 
All the community said it was shame. 
He was a good man, he was a clean man yeah, 
That's what he was a good and clean man 
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And his landlady said he was an exemplary tenant. 
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They're always nice and quiet when they're all alone at his age. 

The young man sat, on a small woven mat. 
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While the silken smoke it circled over head. 
The cigarettes were there to prove he didn't care 
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Bout the contents of the telegram he'd just read. 
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Father, father, father. 
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You always seemed to be so out of reach. 
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And the psychedelic sign read: peace. 

Apartment in New York, a girl closes the door, 
And leans against it with her head bowed low. 
Thoughts raced through her mind of when she was a child. 
Raised warmly by a man she didn't know. 
Father, father, father. 
She wished she had phoned him yesterday 
There were so many things she had to say 

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Henry, the check is in my hands 
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Brought by the insurance man to cover all my plans 
We'll have flowers, your broker will be there 
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And Sarah, if she cares, and our boy with all his hair 
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And the sun rose, and the sunset as it always has, 
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And people yet unknown, were busy being born, 
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And time when past.

by: José Duarte
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