Embracing the Wave
William J. Hall - March, 1979

  1 Born of the American salad bowl, oh,
  2 Raised on the cusp of the age, the age.
  3 Move to the beat - eat -
  4 Of the subways and the street, the street.
  5 And the tune of the minimum wage - age.
 
  6 Look like a red-blooded underground movie queen,
  7 Walk like a kingdom of soul.
  8 Millions and dimes
  9 I'm a portrait of the times, the times...
  10 I believe in my rock and roll.
 
  11 I'd cling to the savior,
  12 But there's nothing left to save -
  13 Excuse my behavior,
  14 I'm just dancing on my grave -
  15 Embracing the wave.
 
  16 Stand by the side of the open door,
  17 Run at the head of the pack.
  18 Got dirt on my clothes
  19 And a steel pin in my nose
  20 And I carry our sins on my back.
 
  21 Live on the dangerous side of town,
  22 Laugh in the light of the day.
  23 Child of the night
  24 Got freedom in my sight
  25 And I don't give a damn what they say...
 
  26 I'd cling to the savior,
  27 But there's nothing left to save -
  28 Excuse my behavior,
  29 I'm just dancing on my grave -
  30 Embracing the wave.


William J. Hall 1979 all rights reserved ASCAP


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