1. Before the War

From the recording Secrets of the Rabbit Hole

They don't dance anymore...


They don't dance anymore
At the Statler Hotel
Those walls are long gone
And turned to dust
Ladies spinning dreams
For the sad young men
They sigh twice and lay down
In the dust
That was Detroit once
Before the war

And there's no more trains to D town
On that rusted central line
The last one left the station
Back in 1939
Those rails are long gone
And turned to rust
The echoes of the words
Of the sad young men
All but forgotten
In the dust

How I wish that I had seen
The innocence before the dream
Exploded on the silver screen
Before those walls were falling down
Before the war