Señor:Tales Of Yankee Power


Señor, señor, can you tell me where we’re headin’?
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
Seems like I been down this road before
Is there any truth in that, señor?

Señor, señor, do you know where she is hidin’?
How long am I gonna be ridin’?
How long must I keep my eyes glued to the door?
Will there be any comfort there, señor?

There’s a wicked wind still blowin’ on that upper deck
There’s an iron cross still hangin’ down from around her neck
There’s a marchin’ band still playin’ in that vacant lot
Where she held me in her arms one night and said, “Forget me not”

Señor, señor, I can see that painted wagon
I can smell that tail of the dragon
I can’t stand the suspense anymore

Can you tell me who to contact here, señor?
The last thing I remember before I stripped and kneeled
Was that trainload of fools bogged down in a magnetic field
A gypsy with a broken flag and a flashing ring
Said, “Son, this ain’t a dream no more, it’s the real thing”

Señor, señor, you know there are hearts here as hard as leather
Just give me a minute to get it together
I just gotta pick myself up off the floor
and I’m ready when you are, señor

Como el viento en la montaña lo encontré la última vez tratando
de encontrar el alma o perdiendo como el medio del abismo que no encontró
en la noche los tiempos con el oro se quedo.

(Translation: Like the mountain wind I found him for the last time,
trying to find his soul or losing in the midst of the abyss the love he did not find,
in the night of time he kept the gold)

Señor, señor, let’s overturn these tables,  disconnect these cables
This place don’t make sense to me no more
Can you tell me what we’re waiting for, señor?

Commentary:

From: aheartfd@mts.net (Alan Heartfield)
Subject: Re: Senor
Date: 4 Jan 1997 02:16:15 GMT

Lincoln County was made famous by none other than William Bonney – aka Billy the Kid. His career was started by the Lincoln County Wars which were a small but classic confrontation between the cattle ranchers and big business.

Subject: Lincoln County
From: nate (nates@ll.mit.edu)
Date: 25 Nov 1996 22:04:30 GMT
Organization: EDLIS

awhile back there was some speculation about the location
of Lincoln County as referred to in Senor:

    Senor, senor, do you know where we're headin'?
    Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
    Seems like I been down this way before.
    Is there any truth in that, senor?

not that this has anything to do with it, but while searching
for Area 51 info on the web, i came across the curious result
that Groom Lake and Area 51 are located in Lincoln County, Nevada.

   http://www.ufomind.com/place/usa/nv/lincoln/

given the vaunted over-hyped secrecy about this rumoured site
of a fallen UFO complete with aliens (replete with hundreds of
conspiracy nodules across usenet), this seems a bit of a jarring
coincidence...1977, the release date of Street Legal containing
Senor would appear to predate all the current hoopla regarding the
region south of Rachel, Nevada, but the folklore that feeds the
rumour mills there began sufficiently far into the past.

kinda gives a new meaning to the trainload of fools bogged down
in that magnetic field?oh well...tomorrow is another day.- nate

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