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THE WIZARD OF TAZ

We used to walk downtown instead of taking the bus
To save our money for records and donuts
At Dischord and track where the future took shape
In the days of wine and vinyl and tape

But was only one king, we first found him on Queen
He had to deal with us jokers, we were fourteen
Rings, gold chains
You would pay him in cash
That’s the power that rock and roll has

If you wanna know why we don’t play jazz
Picture Switzer, lads
He was The Wizard of Taz
If you’re listening to The Killer
What was the line I had?
Picture Switzer as
The Wizard of Taz

The Wizard moved down from Queen onto Argyle street
Before the Herald came down and the rents got too steep
Went from Market to Gottingen just trying to find a groove
But the landlords kept The Wizard on the move

If you wanna know why we don’t play jazz
Picture Switzer, lads
He was The Wizard of Taz
If you’re listening to The Killer
Come on, comrades
Picture Switzer as
The Wonderful Wizard of Taz

Now Bob is gone but his memory lives on
10 thousand commandments
45 rpm
There will never be a guy like The Wizard again
He only liked Roy on Sun
If rock and roll is your holy scripture
Christ Almighty
Picture Switzer
The Wonderful Wizard of Taz