Harry Chapin
Sniper

[Incomprehensible]

She said not now, she said not now

She said not now, she said not now



It is an early Monday morning

The sun is becoming bright on the land

No one is watching as he comes a walking

Two bulky suitcases hang from his hands



He heads towards the tower that stands in the campus

He goes through the door, he starts up the stairs

The sound of his footsteps, the sound of his breathing

The sound of the silence when no one was there



I didn't really know him

He was kind of strange

Always sort of sat there

He never seemed to change



He reached the catwalk, he put down his burden

The four sided clock began to chime

7 a.m., the day is beginning

So much to do and so little time



He looks at the city where no one had known him

He looks at the sky where no one looks down

He looks at his life and what it has shown him

He looks for his shadow, it cannot be found



He was such a moody child

Very hard to touch

Even as a baby he never smiled too much

No, no, no, no



You bug me, she said

Your ugly, she said

Please hug me, I said

But she just sat there



With the same flat stare

That she saves for me alone

When I'm home, when I'm home

Take me home



He laid out the rifles, he loaded the shotgun

He stacked up the cartridges along the wall

He knew he would need them for his conversation

If it went as it he planned, then he might use them all



He said, "Listen you people I've got a question

You won't pay attention but I'll ask anyhow

I found a way that will get me an answer

Been waiting to ask you 'till now, right now"



Am I? I am a lover whose never been kissed

Am I? I am a fighter whose not made a fist

Am I? If I'm alive then there's so much I've missed

How do I know I exist?



Are you listening to me?

Are you listening to me?

Am I?



The first words he spoke took the town by surprise

One got Mrs. Gibbons above her right eye

It blew her through the window, wedged her against the door

Reality poured from her face, staining the floor



He was kind of creepy, sort of a dunce

I met him at the corner bar

I only dated the poor boy once

That's all, just once, that was all



Bill Whedon was questioned as he stepped from his car

Tom Scott ran across the street but he never got that far

The police were there in minutes, they set up barricades

He spoke right on over them in a half-mile circle

In a dumb struck city his pointed questions were sprayed



He knocked over Danny Tyson as he ran towards the noise

Just about then the answers started coming, sweet, sweet joy

Thudding in the clock face, whining off the walls

Reaching up to where he sat there, answering calls



Thirty-seven people got his message so far

Yes, he was reaching them right where they are



[Incomprehensible]

She said not now, she said not now

She said not now, she said not now



They set up an assault team, they asked for volunteers

They had to go and get him, that much was clear

And the word spread about him on the radios and TV's

In appropriately sober tones they asked, "Who can it be?"



He was a very dull boy, very taciturn

Not much of a joiner

He did not want to learn

No, no, no, no



They're coming to get me, they don't want to let me

Stay in the bright light too long

It's getting on noon now, it's goin' to be soon now

But oh, what a wonderful sound



Mama, won't you nurse me?

Rain me down the sweet milk of your kindness

Mama, it's getting worse for me

Won't you please make me warm and mindless?



Mama, yes, you have cursed me

I never will forgive you

For your blindness

I hate you



The wires are all humming for me

And I can hear them coming for me

Soon they'll be here but there's nothing to fear

Not any more though they've blasted the door







She said not now, she said not now



As the copter dropped the gas he shouted, " Who cares ?"

They could hear him laughing as they started up the stairs

They stormed out on the catwalk, blinking at the sun

With their final fusillade his answer had come



Am I? There is no way that you can hide me

Am I? Though you have put your fire inside me

Am I? You've given me my answer, can't you see?

I was, I am and now I will be, I will be


Mirror lyrics:

I was, I am and now I will be, I will be

Am I? You've given me my answer, can't you see?

Am I? Though you have put your fire inside me

Am I? There is no way that you can hide me



With their final fusillade his answer had come

They stormed out on the catwalk, blinking at the sun

They could hear him laughing as they started up the stairs

As the copter dropped the gas he shouted, " Who cares ?"



She said not now, she said not now







Not any more though they've blasted the door

Soon they'll be here but there's nothing to fear

And I can hear them coming for me

The wires are all humming for me



I hate you

For your blindness

I never will forgive you

Mama, yes, you have cursed me



Won't you please make me warm and mindless?

Mama, it's getting worse for me

Rain me down the sweet milk of your kindness

Mama, won't you nurse me?



But oh, what a wonderful sound

It's getting on noon now, it's goin' to be soon now

Stay in the bright light too long

They're coming to get me, they don't want to let me



No, no, no, no

He did not want to learn

Not much of a joiner

He was a very dull boy, very taciturn



In appropriately sober tones they asked, "Who can it be?"

And the word spread about him on the radios and TV's

They had to go and get him, that much was clear

They set up an assault team, they asked for volunteers



She said not now, she said not now

She said not now, she said not now

[Incomprehensible]



Yes, he was reaching them right where they are

Thirty-seven people got his message so far



Reaching up to where he sat there, answering calls

Thudding in the clock face, whining off the walls

Just about then the answers started coming, sweet, sweet joy

He knocked over Danny Tyson as he ran towards the noise



In a dumb struck city his pointed questions were sprayed

He spoke right on over them in a half-mile circle

The police were there in minutes, they set up barricades

Tom Scott ran across the street but he never got that far

Bill Whedon was questioned as he stepped from his car



That's all, just once, that was all

I only dated the poor boy once

I met him at the corner bar

He was kind of creepy, sort of a dunce



Reality poured from her face, staining the floor

It blew her through the window, wedged her against the door

One got Mrs. Gibbons above her right eye

The first words he spoke took the town by surprise



Am I?

Are you listening to me?

Are you listening to me?



How do I know I exist?

Am I? If I'm alive then there's so much I've missed

Am I? I am a fighter whose not made a fist

Am I? I am a lover whose never been kissed



Been waiting to ask you 'till now, right now"

I found a way that will get me an answer

You won't pay attention but I'll ask anyhow

He said, "Listen you people I've got a question



If it went as it he planned, then he might use them all

He knew he would need them for his conversation

He stacked up the cartridges along the wall

He laid out the rifles, he loaded the shotgun



Take me home

When I'm home, when I'm home

That she saves for me alone

With the same flat stare



But she just sat there

Please hug me, I said

Your ugly, she said

You bug me, she said



No, no, no, no

Even as a baby he never smiled too much

Very hard to touch

He was such a moody child



He looks for his shadow, it cannot be found

He looks at his life and what it has shown him

He looks at the sky where no one looks down

He looks at the city where no one had known him



So much to do and so little time

7 a.m., the day is beginning

The four sided clock began to chime

He reached the catwalk, he put down his burden



He never seemed to change

Always sort of sat there

He was kind of strange

I didn't really know him



The sound of the silence when no one was there

The sound of his footsteps, the sound of his breathing

He goes through the door, he starts up the stairs

He heads towards the tower that stands in the campus



Two bulky suitcases hang from his hands

No one is watching as he comes a walking

The sun is becoming bright on the land

It is an early Monday morning



She said not now, she said not now

She said not now, she said not now

[Incomprehensible]


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