Song Lyrics

[Donald Sutherland = DS, Larry Mullen Jr. = LM]

DS
What do you think of your blue-eyed boy now, Mr. Death?
You don’t have a lot to say for yourself, do you?

Always wondered what it would be like to be your kind of persona
To be the ‘silent stranger’ type
The fella who walks into the bar, doesn’t utter a word
But he’s messed with their head

LM
Poetry that gets you in the end
Without the words it’s all so forgettable

DS
Are you musical?

LM
I had a harmonica once

DS
There’s a train at nine-fifteen
We just got time to make it

LM
Tempting

DS
Get into it, just this once

Is it the bank?
Do you know what I want to do?
Rob the place…rob the place…this is a stick-up
Freeze where you are

LM
You’ve seen too many movies

DS
And what am I shooting at?

LM
It’s a Coke can, you’re shooting at a row of Coke cans

DS
I missed

LM
Yeah, you missed

DS
Better though, I mean a closer miss

LM
A miss is a miss

DS
It’s all split second timing

LM
It’s a lot simpler than you think
We stroll in, wave the gun around, grab the money and leave

DS
There’s a train at nine-fifteen
We just got time to make it

LM
Tempting

DS
Get into it, just this once

Is it the bank?
Do you know what I want to do?
Rob the place…rob the place…this is a stick-up
Freeze where you are

LM
You’ve seen too many movies

LM
I’m an old eagle

DS
Old eagle?

LM
Smoking this fine Italian cigar

DS
Smoking a fine Italian cigar

It has become pleasant again, to be alive
Just like you, just for a time there
Just like you, just for a time there
I didn’t think I was going to make it