Message to Garcia

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David Olney

David Charles Olney (born March 23, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American folk singer/songwriter. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but did not graduate, instead joining Bland Simpson's band Simpson (band) in the early 1970s. He moved to Nashville in 1973 and fo… more »

Take a message to Garcia. Give him my regards 
And my regrets that I could not be there myself
If he asks how I escaped in the hour before my death 
Tell him he'd do well to ask his wife
She's the one who lured the guards away 
And left me with the key just like we planned 
For a woman will be reckless in matters of the heart 
She'll forsake a king and die for a bandit 

Take a message to Garcia. Ask him how it feels 
To go from the hunter to the hunted 
The nightmare's all too true and his fears are all too real 
There's nowhere he can turn to for comfort 
Ask him if his sleep is ever troubled 
And does he dream as I have for so long 
And does he think with sorrow on his women and his wealth 
 Knowing one day soon they'll all be gone 

Take a message to Garcia. Say there's danger on the streets 
That he will know as I have known it 
Tell him to beware of friend as well as foe 
They are scheming though their smiles will never show it 
Tell him I regard him as a brother 
 Though one of us must die when we next meet 
Take a message to Garcia. The tables now have turned 
And his empire is crumbling at his feet

Written by: DAVID C. OLNEY

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