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Ratpenis Previous | Next
Written by Max in 1987.

"Rat Penis was a legendary ceremonial runner of the Desert People, the last who could run in the ancient way, crossing vast distances in the blink of eye."


I heard about that man
traveling with his friends
sleeping on the ground
wake up in the night
hears a sound

I heard about that man
awake to beat the dawn
running all alone
he goes nine days journey
before the sun comes up

Running, running,
running to the west

Running, running,
running to the west

Running, running,
running to the west

I heard about that man
how he left his home
cross that rugged ocean
looking for some place to call his own

I heard about that horse
one night in snowy moon
you went away so long
now you got a rider
pale as any bone


I heard about that man
rat penis was his name
saw it in my dream
how he got to yuma
in the ancient way

I wonder what he found
I wonder what he saw
Could it be in ashes?
Could it be the way they done before?


Copyright © Max Carmichael 1987.

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