“Temple Beautiful”

He Came From So Far Away (Red Man Speaks) (LYRICS)

He came from so far away, he had a telephone without a number

He came from so far away

He came from so far away, I never saw him drink a drop of water

He came from so far away

Well he told me that his mom was Ginger Rogers

And he said his old man was Fillmore Slim

And he never raised his voice above a whisper

But I leaned in to every word he said

He came from so far away, you wouldn't even know it if you saw him

He kept a picture of a pigeon in his wallet

Well I dreamed I saw him once on television

And I thought he'd melt the camera with his eyes

When they asked him why he wore a mask in public

He said This is my face, it covers my disguise

He came from so far away

Couldn't tell a cradle from a coffin

Never even owned a television

And the children, the children ran up to him, and he held them

He came from so far away...

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