HANEY AND THE MACHINESHOP

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HANEY AND THE MACHINESHOP

(Guy Thomas)  1977

We were watchin' the 10:30 final news
And losin' the spirit of the night
And the phone didn't ring and it looked like everything
Would go wrong before it went right
Well the night was mainly black and rainy
When Haney's car appeared outside
And he strolled in and with a grin dipped into his pocket
And said boys I'm gonna take you for a ride
And we'll get strange
Tonight we're gettin' strange
We're gonna strain our brains
Forget our names and stumble around
We're gonna change the same old games
We've been playin' in town

So we drove off a half-lost cross-eyed crew
Just diggin' our predicament
The Machineshop was a bad stop to be sure
Somehow Haney lost his innocence
From the barmaid's scream 
I'd say the boy got obscene
And the very next thing I know
We had to leave him behind
And started drivin' off blind
With a barfly and crazy Joe
And I feel strange
Yeah I'm feelin' strange
We're at a stop light with the cops right beside us
And then that's when I swore to myself
I'd never do this again

Well I looked at the clock and thought we talked until 6
But it was only 3:30 instead
And I said shit Bruce I'm hangin' loose but what can I do
To shake this high from my head
He said it seems son that we done slipped into a dream
But I'm sure we'll wake up again
Because a dream's just a dream and eventually
All things must come to an end
I'm feelin' strange
Yeah I'm feelin' strange
Just how long will I remain this way
And what will I find
Because my body wants to sleep
But I can't turn off my mind