buffalo ballet
Cale John Lyrics


When Abilene was young and gay
And thunder storms filled up the day
The cattle roamed outside the town

Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun

Then tracks were lain across the plain
By broken old men in torrid rains
The towns grew up and the people were still

Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun

We all joined in and all joined hands
All joined in to help run this land
Then soldiers came, long long ago
Rode through the town and rode down those who were

Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun

Gold came and went, quickly spent
And the people broke down and often drowned
In the wealth and pain of old Abilene

Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JOHN DAVIES CALE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Nick Commito

When Abilene was young and gay
And thunder storms filled up the day
The cattle roamed outside the town
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Then tracks were lain across the plain
By broken old men in torrid rains
The towns grew up and the people were still
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
We all joined in and all joined hands
All joined in to help run this land
Then soldiers came, long long ago
Rode through the town and rode down those who were
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Gold came and went, quickly spent
And the people broke down and often drowned
In the wealth and pain of old Abilene
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun
Sleeping in the midday sun



All comments from YouTube:

naturphilosophie1

John Cale makes sublime music. Paris 1919 alone would earn him legend status.

Clayton McLeod

naturphilosophie1 can’t better those recordings

iganzabissassa

Thank you for posting this song without distracting video images. It's best seen in the mind.

Mark Brooks

@SD Coy Cale's lyrics are literally short stories in song form.

SD Coy

No problem, I originally posted this version for that specific reason. :)

laughingcat

Great songs are like watching a really great movie. This is one of them.

cosmicdrifter287

one of the best songwriters of them all.

Stephen barone

This song puts my infant son to sleep.

Rafael Willems

sleeping in the midday sun?
it's a lullaby after all.

DiamorphineDeath

That put a smile on my face, beautiful stuff dude.

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