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Dreidel [Live]
by Don McLean



I feel like a spinnin' top or a dreidel
The spinnin' don't stop when you leave the cradle,
You just slow down.

'Round and around this world you go,
Spinnin' through the lives of the people you know
We all slow down.

How you gonna keep from turnin' from day to day'
How you gonna' keep from turnin' your life away'
No days you can borrow, no time you can buy,

No trust in tomorrow, it's a lie.
I feel like a spinnin' top or a dreidel
The spinnin' don't stop when you leave the cradle,

You just slow down.
'Round and around this world you go,
Spinnin' through the lives of the people you know
We all slow down.

How you gonna keep from turnin' from day to day'
How you gonna' keep from turnin' your life away'
No days you can borrow, no time you can buy,

No trust in tomorrow, it's a lie.
And I feel like I'm a dippin' and a-divin'
My sky shoes are spiked with lead heels.

I'm lost in this star car I'm a-drivin'
But my air soul keeps pushin' big wheels.
My world is a constant confusion,

My mind is prepared to attack
My past, a persuasive illusion,
I'm watchin' the future it's black.

What do you know' You know just what you perceive.
What can you show' Nothin' of what you believe,
And as you grow, each thread of life that you leave

Will spin around your deeds and dictate your needs
As you sell your soul and you sow your seeds,
And you wound yourself and your loved one bleeds,

And your habits grow, and your conscience feeds
On all that you thought you should be
I never thought this could happen to Meeeeeeeece

I feel like a spinnin' top or a dreidel
The spinnin' don't stop when you leave the cradle,
You just slow down.

'Round and around this world you go,
Spinnin' through the lives of the people you know -
We all slow down.

How you gonna keep from turnin' from day to day'
How you gonna' keep from turnin' your life away'
I feel like a spinnin' top or a dreidel

The spinnin' don't stop when you leave the cradle,
You just slow down.
You just slow down.
You just slow down.
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written by MCLEAN, DON
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