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The Man Who Could Fall Backwards

there was a man who could fall backwards
without turning his head
without putting out his hand
straight as a board he'd hit the floor
then he'd get up and do it again

some say that drinking numbed the pain
but i ain't so sure
i think that pain is what made him do it
'cause there ain't no reason for
a man to fall backwards...

now it's a good trick to know in a bar
you can make a few bucks on a bet
there's thems that can do it and thems that can not
and them that ain't heard yet
of the man who could fall backwards...

he worked on ships and he worked in the city
he ran drugs and he bar tendered
but ask anyone they will say
he will only be remembered
as the man who could fall backwards...

today i watched you leaving
when i closed the door
it hit me so hard i started falling
back to the floor
cause i'm a man who can fall backwards...

©2003 Mike West

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