I was a nighthawkin' in my taxi
On a cruise below the deadline
was a shaky ol' lush
So I kicked it over and took off
Then he whipped
out this switch blade
Straight outta nowhere level to my throat
"You ever been over to the war boy?"
I said "Man I was a combat paratrooper
Well then he slump back cool and he pocket that steel
He said "Take
me down to Fourth and Main"
Ah that paratroop bluff always cools out the red-eyed
Man that last block that cat was singing
Man he was sittin'
in the backseat singing to me this song
got my BAR boy
I got my M1 on my hip right
You better listen Mr President
Oh boy don't you mess up with my war
wanna do I wanna do
Lord I wanna do the blood boogaloo
I'm just a redneck
son of a gun
I wanna kill me a gook before dawn"
nighthawkin' for my change
Tim Buckley/Larry Beckett
Tim Buckley Music ASCAP
19th Opus Music o/b/o Third Story Music, Inc. BMI
1972 Straight/Warner Brothers - “Greetings from LA"