welcome to struggleville lyrics – edwin mccain

all is quiet on the western front,
there appears to be a lull.
john and jane doe are sleeping well tonight
with the little thoughts inside their skulls.
salome she’s undressed to the nines
although a few pounds fatter.
she’s got pavlov’s bells on her ankles and wrists,
she coming at you with her platter.

they are building a new gallows
when you show up on the street.
polishing the electric chair,
they’re gonna give you a front row seat.
heard a sneer outside the garden;
salutation so well-heeled:
“welcome all you suckers to struggleville”

i stole down to the waterfront
to escape the desert heat.
what on earth you gotta do around here
to try and get yourself a drink
heard john the baptist preaching
said: “make way for the king,
but if you wanna recognize him,
you gotta tell me all your sins”

they are building a new gallows
when you show up on the street.
polishing the electric chair,
they’re gonna give you a front row seat.
heard a sneer outside the garden;
salutation so well-heeled:
“welcome all you suckers to struggleville”

i’ve been trying to negotiate peace
with my own existence.
she’s gotta stockpile full of weaponry;
she breaking every cease-fire agreement.
whole thing is full of decay
as sure as i’m made of dust,
and into rust i know the beast is calling.

they are building a new gallows
when you show up on the street.
polishing the electric chair,
they’re gonna give you a front row seat.
heard a sneer outside the garden;
salutation so well-heeled:
“final stop! no points beyond struggleville,

“welcome all you suckers to struggleville”

/ edwin mccain lyrics