Deacon Blues

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Steely Dan is an American rock band consisting of core members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, with the release of seven albums blending elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop.Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies." more »

This is the day of the expanding man
That shape is my shade  There where I used to stand 
It seems like only yesterday 
I gazed through the glass 
At ramblers, wild gamblers 
That's all in the past

You call me a fool
You say it's a crazy scheme
This one's for real
I already bought the dream 
So useless to ask me why
 Throw a kiss and say goodbye 
I'll make it this time
I'm ready to cross that fine line

 Learn to work the saxophone 
I play just what I feel
 Drink Scotch whiskey all night long
And die behind the wheel 
They got a name for the winners in the world 
I want a name when I lose
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
Call me Deacon Blues

My back to the wall
A victim of laughing chance
This is for me
The essence of true romance  Sharing the things we know and love
With those of my kind
 Libations  Sensations 
That stagger the mind

I crawl like a viper  Through these suburban streets
Make love to these women
 Languid and bittersweet 
I rise when the sun goes down
 Cover every game in town
A world of my own
I'll make it my home sweet home

 Learn to work the saxophone 
I play just what I feel
 Drink Scotch whiskey all night long
And die behind the wheel 
They got a name for the winners in the world 
I want a name when I lose
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
Call me Deacon Blues

This is the night of the expanding man
I take one last drag
As I approach the stand 
I cried when I wrote this song
Sue me if I play too long
This brother is free
I'll be what I want to be

I learned to work the saxophone 
I play just what I feel
 Drink Scotch whiskey all night long
And die behind the wheel 
They got a name for the winners in the world 
I want a name when I lose
They call Alabama the Crimson Tide
Call me Deacon Blues

Written by: DONALD JAY FAGEN, WALTER CARL BECKER

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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