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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I had a bad day

Shel Silverstein

25 Minutes To Go lyrics
They're buildin' the gallows outside my cell.
I got 25 minutes to go.

And in 25 minutes I'll be in Hell.
I got 24 minutes to go.

Well, they give me some beans for my last meal.
23 minutes to go.

And you know... nobody asked me how I feel.
I got 22 minutes to go.

So, I wrote to the Gov'nor... the whole damned bunch.
Ahhh... 21 minutes to go.

And I call up the Mayor, and he's out to lunch.

I got 20 more minutes to go.

Well, the Sheriff says, "Boy, I wanna watch you die".
19 minutes to go.

I laugh in his face... and I spit in his eye.
I got 18 minutes to go.

Well...I call out to the Warden to hear my plea.
17 minute to go.

He says, "Call me back in a week or three.
You've got 16 minutes to go."

Well, my lawyer says he's sorry he missed my case.
Mmmm....15 minutes to go.

Yeah, well if you're so sorry, come up and take my place.
I got 14 minutes to go.

Well, now here comes the padre to save my soul
With 13 minutes to go.

And he's talkin' about burnin', but I'm so damned cold.
I got 12 more minutes to go.

Now they're testin' the trap. It chills my spine.
I got 11 minutes to go.

'Cuz the goddamned thing it works just fine.
I got 10 more minutes to go.

I'm waitin' for the pardon... gonna set me free
With 9 more minutes to go.

But this ain't the movies, so to hell with me.
I got 8 more minutes to go.

And now I'm climbin up the ladder with a scaffold peg
With 7 more minutes to go.

I've betta' watch my step or else I'll break my leg.
I got 6 more minutes to go.

Yeah... with my feet on the trap and my head in the noose...
5 more minutes to go.

Well, c'mon somethin' and cut me loose.
I got 4 more minutes to go.

I can see the mountains. I see the sky.
3 more minutes to go.

And it's too damned pretty for a man to die.
i got 2 more minutes to go

I can hear the buzzards... hear the crows.
1 more minute to go.

And now I'm swingin' and here I gooooooooo....
[ 25 Minutes To Go Lyrics on ]

Edit: links to youtube video
Johnny Cash 25 minutes to go
I couldn't find the John Doe and the Sadies album


  1. That song gives me a bit of a chill every time I hear it, and kind of an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach. Hmmm. Does that mean anything significant I wonder?

    Did you see the videos of the White 170 on NAT?

  2. Orin,
    You have an extra Massey 750 fuel tank?
    My friend is getting married in a week. I've been sending him lyrics every couple days on his facebook page. He is threatening to play it at his wedding.
    It is kind of relevant to farming as you are looking at the fall and realizing that the money is NOT going to come in...
    Didn't see the 170, I'll look.

  3. Those tanks are a stupid design. I'm guessing that you've got leaks where the spot-welds between the baffle and the wall have pulled loose? I don't know if a 760 and 750 have the same tank. I have a spare but it's a bit of an unknown. I'll try to find out tonight. Finally finished putting the drills together and did 32 acres last night.


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