Hanging from the Gallows

Hanging From The Gallows



Music and Lyrics by Mat Greaves

Hanging from the gallows hurts my feelings (Hurts his feelings!)
Hanging from the gallows hurts my neck (Hurts his neck!)
I just can’t seem to keep myself from swinging (Swinging)
People say that I don’t play with a full deck. (But I do!)

I never thought that life would end this way (End this way)
I’d thought I’d live to dance another day (Another day!)
But now to my complete and utter dismay
I’m doomed to stretch and swing and sway,
swing and sway.
(I’m doomed!)

Jokers win the game, though no one knows
It’s nice to go out with a bang.
We stretch and swing as the cold wind blows
From the gallows we hang
From the gallows
From the gallows

This never should have happened to a clown (To a clown)
My blood has turned an ugly shade of brown (Shade of brown)
I used to smile, now I mostly frown
However, I do not wish to be cut down!

I always thought that I would die alone (die alone)
I suppose there is no way I could have known (could have known)
Now I stand corrected, it is shown (it is shown)
all of us hanging, bags of bones. (bags of bones)

Jokers win the game, though no one knows
It’s nice to go out with a bang.
We stretch and swing as the cold wind blows
From the gallows we hang
From the gallows
From the gallows

I used to be a jester, so did my dear friends
A goblin and a skeleton, still it all came to an end
We all got burned for nothing,
ripped and stretched for nothing too,
Now we hang and we haven’t much to do.

We drink all night we drink all day
we’re really quite a gang
Come visit the gallows to watch us hang.
Pour some wine for you,
Pour out some wine for me
Grab a noose and hang with us if you please!
From the gallows
From the gallows

Hanging from the gallows drove me crazy (drove me crazy)
Hanging from the gallows drove me mad (drove me mad)
But when you’re dead goblin gypsy man
Hanging from gallows, ain’t so bad.

Jokers win the game, though no one knows
It’s nice to go out with a bang.
We stretch and swing as the cold wind blows
From the gallows we hang. (x4)

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

From the gallows…
From the gallows…

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