-- A Montreal Song --
released 1978

Found on:

Further Adventures Of... (1978) & (2002)

I turned on the TV war news
Just to look and wonder why
Thunder crashed and red flash-flowers
bloomed a nightmare in the sky

So I went down to the cafe
Just to string myself along
On the way i found some riches --
Played the jukebox, got this song

While I sat there a ragged man came --
Bummed a coffee, talked awhile
Told me stories full of wonder --
Left me laughing like a well-loved child.

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