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Last To Die

Bruce Springsteen
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We took the highway till the road went black
We marked Truth Or Consequences on our map*
A voice drifted up from the radio
We saw the voice from long ago

Who´ll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who´ll be the last to die for a mistake

The kids asleep in the backseat
We´re just countin´ the miles you and me
We don´t measure the blood we´ve drawn anymore
We just stack the bodies outside the door

Who´ll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who´ll be the last to die for a mistake

The wise men were all fools
What to do

The sun sets in flames as the city burns
Another day gone down as the night turns
And I hold you here in my heart
As things fall apart

A downtown window flushed with light
Faces of the dead at five
A martyr´s silent eyes
Petition the drivers as we pass by

Who´ll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who´ll be the last to die

Who´ll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Darlin´ your tyrants and kings form the same fate
Strung up at your city gates
And you´re the last to die for a mistake
* Truth or Consequences (T or C) is a city in and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States

The city changed its name to "Truth or Consequences" as the result of a radio show contest. In March 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the popular NBC Radio quiz show Truth or Consequences, announced that he would air the program on its 10th anniversary from the first town that renamed itself after the show; Hot Springs officially changed its name on March 31, 1950, and the program was broadcast from there the following evening.


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