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  1. The Edge of Madness

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THE EDGE OF MADNESS
WORDS AND MUSIC BY GRACE SLICK/MICHELLE MANGIONE

AT A RAILROAD STATION IN BATON ROUGE
IS A TRAIN TO CRESCENT CITY
BOURBON STREET KEEPS CALLING HIM BACK
TO A CAJUN GIRL SO PRETTY

OLD MEN SIT OUTSIDE THE BARS
AND TELL STORIES THEY CAN’T FORGET
SONGS FLY UP TO THE EVENING STARS
ON DISTANT CLARINETS

BUT NOW HE SEES THE SORROW
AND THE ANGER OF THE CROWD
SHE SAYS “RISE UP FOR TOMORROW”
STAND TOGETHER CRY OUT LOUD

WHO WILL HEAR OUR STORY
WHO WILL SEE THIS HELL
WHO WILL BRING US JUSTICE
TELL ME WHO WILL
WHO WILL SOOTH THE SADNESS
HELP US HEAL OURSELVES
ON THE EDGE OF MADNESS
TELL ME WHO WILL

FLOWERED WROUGHT IRON BALCONIES
INCENSE HANGS IN THE AIR
PEOPLE DANCE TO THE CREOLE BEAT
THERE’S MAGIC EVERYWHERE


HE CAN ALMOST HEAR/HE NEVER WILL FORGET
THE BLUES SOUND DOWN AT THE TREME
THE ZYDECO AT THE FAIS-DO-DO
UNTIL THE LIGHT OF DAY

STILL HE SEES THE SORROW
AND THE ANGER OF THE CROWD
SHE SAYS “RISE UP FOR TOMORROW”
STAND TOGETHER CRY OUT LOUD