Five Flag Rag

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For Rudy


Somewhere between Royal and The Water
I was making Alabama love to some Mississippi daughter
Well she rolled like the ocean, swole like the sea
And I can tell ya if she's coming then she's coming after me

Crawling up Saint Frank with all the fellas
The streets are running over and the river’s getting jealous
There's a sax on the alley howling to the dawn
And if you ain't know the melody you'd best get gone

Only tune on the radio's the Five Flag Rag
Nobody needs a date because we all go stag
Put your hands up in the air and your dreams inside the goddamn bag

But pounding in my head is still the Five Flag Rag
A rhythm immaterial - a well-worn gag
I'd tell you all the story but the moral’s such a damned ol’ drag

Somewhere between Royal and The Water
The sun’ll melt your mettle and it's only getting hotter
You'd better boil all your leather / burn up all your chrome
Before this prison of a city starts to feel like home


from Marching Orders, released February 24, 2017
Lyrics by Major Jake Gordin
Music by King's German Legion



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