1963

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It’s five to twelve and almost time for one more rendezvous
At Mockingbird turn left, and go down Lemmon avenue
And passing Lomo Alto drive, veer right in Turtle Creek
Continue on down Cedar Springs, you’ll soon cross Live Oak street

You’re coming into Main Street and the crowd begins to roar
You smile at many people that you’ve never seen before
You keep on gliding down that street across my memory
Down in Dealey Plaza back in 1963

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Heard somebody singing, soft and low
Heard somebody talking on the radio
Don’t know why it happened
Don’t know why
Only know a little bit of magic died
On the day you took that final ride
On that day a little bit of magic died

You waved at many people that you’d never seen before
You smiled at many people but you don’t smile anymore
Turn right in Houston, left in Elm Street can’t you see the sign?
It’s almost half-past twelve in Dallas, central standard time

At one o’clock they told you something you already knew
Riding right beside him on that autumn rendezvous
The doctor saw your hands were cupped, your bright pink suit was stained
The doctor said you gave him pieces of your husband’s brain

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You keep on gliding down that street across my memory
The twenty second of November 1963
You smiled at many people but you don’t smile anymore
A little bit of magic died in 1994

Words and Music: Christopher Torr.
Publisher: Chris Torr Music

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