Greenwich Time

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Jay Farrar

Jay Farrar (born December 26, 1966 in Belleville, Illinois) is an American songwriter and musician currently based in St. Louis, Missouri. A veteran of two critically acclaimed music groups, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, he began his solo music career in 2001. Beyond his established talents as a songwriter, he is a guitarist, harmonicist, and a vocalist. more »

Woke up in a west that's wild, 
Woke up in a sanctioned wayside.
Woke up, psychos screaming, some loiter head dream
Left it up to chance, left it up in the air.
Played it by year and played down both ends of the line.
I will not let the world pass by, 
I woke up in the west, Greenwich time.
Bared the glare of cold war trash, put it on the table, 
Stained the course leaking, work-a-day degradation.
With the ballot box open, the flowing information, 
The temperature warming, and all the cloning and
I will not let the world pass by, 
I woke up in the west, Greenwich time.

Written by: JAY FARRAR


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