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Bad Craziness Bite the Bullet

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Poetry from Ralph Steadman, looking back on the Gonzo artform he developed with Hunter S Thompson.

When we took the savage journey
We were locked into a scheme
A serious one way ticket
To find the AMERICAN DREAM...

It's been twenty years since GONZO
First hit the public scene
If you never heard of GONZO
Then where the hell you been?

It's been twenty years since BARSTOW
When the bats first filled the air
If you never heard of BARSTOW
Man, you were never there!
You were never there!!

If you never knew BAD CRAZINESS
If you never rolled in grass
Man, you just ain't bin thinkin'
You bin festerin' on yer ass

When we took the savage journey
We were locked into a scheme
A serious one way ticket
To find the AMERICAN DREAM

It's been twenty years of Loathing
And twenty years of Fear
Twenty years of Twisted Nights
Of Whiskey, Drugs and Beer

When we took the savage journey
We were locked into a scheme
A serious one way vision
To find the AMERICAN DREAM...

Twenty years have lived and died
It seems like yesterday
The big red shark goes rolling on
It always was that way

Twenty years to nowhere
Twenty years to go
Twenty years to start again
In the fast lane. Yo! Ho!! Ho!!!

When we took the savage journey
We were locked into a scheme
A serious one way mission
To find the AMERICAN DREAM
To find the AMERICAN DREAM
To find the AMERICAN DREAM
THE AMERICAN DREAM!!!!!!!

@1991 13 November 1991 Ralph STEADMAN

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