ONE ARMED MAN

DOUG SHARP LYRICS
CHARLIE MIDNITE MUSIC

I
YOU MADE WAR WHEN I WARNED YOU AGAINST IT,
AND YOU WON AS I FEARED THAT YOU WOULD.
THEN YOU WENT TO THE PLACES OF ALL THE OLD GODS
AND PUT YOURSELF WHERE THEY ONCE STOOD.
EVER THE MASTER BECOMES THE SLAVE
TO THE THING THAT HAS SERVED HIM THE BEST,
AS THE CROWDS IGNORE THE OLD PUPPETEER
AND SHOUT FOR THE MARIONETTE.

CHORUS
THERE'S A ONE ARMED MAN WITH BLOOD ON HIS HAND
WHO WILL TRADE YOU A NIGHT FOR A DAY;
IF YOU SHAKE THE HAND OF HIS MISSING ARM,
HE'LL WHISTLE TOMORROW AWAY.
THERE'S BLOOD ON THE SADDLE, BLOOD ON THE MOON,
AND BLOOD ON THE LOST HIGHWAY;
BUT THE EMPTY SLEEVE IN THE STRANGER'S COAT
IS THE CAUTION WE OBEY.

II
IT'S THE FADED ILLUSIONS OF YESTERDAY'S HEROES
FIGHTING ALONE TO SURVIVE.
IT'S THE MISSING ARM WHICH BECKONS
JUST TO WAIVE ONE LAST GOOD-BYE.
ONCE, A VERY LONG WHILE AGO,
I HEARD A WISE MAN SAY
THE TRUTH WAS MOSTLY THE PAST TO HIM
THOUGH HE'D FORGOTTEN YESTERDAY.

CHORUS
THERE'S A ONE ARMED MAN WITH BLOOD ON HIS HAND
WHO WILL TRADE YOU A NIGHT FOR A DAY;
IF YOU SHAKE THE HAND OF HIS MISSING ARM,
HE'LL WHISTLE TOMORROW AWAY.
THERE'S BLOOD ON THE SADDLE, BLOOD ON THE MOON,
AND BLOOD ON THE LOST HIGHWAY;
BUT THE EMPTY SLEEVE IN THE STRANGER'S COAT
IS THE CAUTION WE OBEY.

BRIDGE
TOO SOON YOUR GRIP WILL LOOSEN
THE SCEPTER WILL FALL FROM YOUR HAND
TOO SOON YOU'LL BE TRAPPED IN LEGEND
THAT WILL NOT HEED YOUR COMMAND

CHORUS
THERE'S A ONE ARMED MAN WITH BLOOD ON HIS HAND
WHO WILL TRADE YOU A NIGHT FOR A DAY;
IF YOU SHAKE THE HAND OF HIS MISSING ARM,
HE'LL WHISTLE TOMORROW AWAY.
THERE'S BLOOD ON THE SADDLE, BLOOD ON THE MOON,
AND BLOOD ON THE LOST HIGHWAY;
BUT THE EMPTY SLEEVE IN THE STRANGER'S COAT
IS THE CAUTION WE OBEY.