Stan

Stan came back from Vietnam
Got a job as a hot metal man
In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
It’s the same old end to the same old song
Things went bad and the job was gone
In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

He said he was a man on fire
He said he was a man in flames
Now he just blows along like ashes
Through Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Stan tried like hell for a couple of years
Paying himself in regrets and beers
In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
He went from being seen as a pillar of a man
To a broke down guy they just call Stan
In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

He said he was a man on fire
He said he was a man in flames
Now he just blows along like ashes
Through Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

It’s a new world now with pretty streets
Everything costs and nothing’s free
In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
And no place at all except in memory
For the men who burned its place in history
In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

He said he was a man on fire
He said he was a man in flames
Now he just blows along like ashes
Through Bethlehem
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania



Written by Craig Bickhardt and Nathan Bell
2014 Stone Barn Music ASCAP, Zensuit Publishing SESAC