mexico city blues

[ 242nd Chorus ]


The sound in your mind
  is the first sound
    that you could sing

If you were singing
  at a cash register
    with nothign on yr mind

But when that grim reper
  comes to lay you
    look out my lady

He will steal all you got
  while you dingle with the dangle
  and having robbed you

  Which will be your best reward,
  T'were better to get rid o
  John O' Twill, then sit a-mortying
  In this Half Eternity
  To save the old man being hanged
  In my closet for nothing
  And everybody watches
  When the act is done —

Stop the murder and the suicide!
  All's well!
    I am the Guard

Jack Kerouac, 1959; Mexico City Blues

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