Armstrong Lyrics

Nanci Griffith


album: Track 12 in album Clock Without Hands
release date: 2001-7-31
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Folk
length: 3:35

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Clock Without Hands cover art
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Black boy in Chicago
Playing in the street
Not near enough to wear
Not near enough to eat
Don't you know he saw it
On a July afternoon
He saw a man named Armstrong
Walk upon the moon

Young girl in Calcutta
Barely eight years old
The flies that swarm the market place
Will see she don't get old
Don't you know she heard it
On that July afternoon
She heard a man named Armstrong
Had walked upon the moon
She heard a man named Armstrong
Had walked upon the moon

The rivers are getting dirty
The wind is getting bad
War and hate are killing off
The only earth we have
But the world all stopped to watch it
On that July afternoon
To watch a man named Armstrong
Walk upon the moon
To watch a man named Armstrong
Walk upon the moon
To watch a man named Armstrong
Walk upon the moon

And I wonder if a long time ago
Somewhere in the universe
They watched a man named Adam
Walk upon the earth


Track Listing

  • 1 Clock Without Hands
  • 2 Travelling Through This Part of You
  • 3 Where Would I Be
  • 4 Midnight in Missoula
  • 5 Lost Him in the Sun
  • 6 The Ghost Inside of Me
  • 7 Truly Something Fine
  • 8 Cotton
  • 9 Pearl's Eye View
  • 10 Roses on the 4th of July
  • 11 Shaking Out the Snow
  • 12 Armstrong
  • 13 Last Song for Mother
  • 14 In the Wee Small Hours