Tell Me It Was Magic

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

By a crocodile moon
In an alligator breeze
Blowing on a wishbone
Down upon your knees
Daylight over yonder
Fade the spell away
Tell me it was magic
That's all you have to say

Tell me it was magic
Not a feat of sleight of hand
Tell me it was magic
I don't need to understand


Meet me in the middle
Rolling right along
Tell it like a riddle
Or sing it like a song
Seven cents a six pack
Best I could arrange
Take it for a nickel, babe
You can keep the change

Tell me it was magic
Not a feat of sleight of hand
Tell me it was magic
I don't need to understand


When the pie was open
The birds began to shout
Mama sent a sqaud car
To find what it's about
Later in the courtroom
A ribbon in your hair
You told a tearful jury
That your baby wasn't there

Did you hide it up your sleeve
Or vanish it with mirrors?
I would just as soon believe
It's all that it appears
Tell them it was magic
Or they'll never understand
Tell them it was magic, babe
And play it to the stands


Tell me it was prophesied
And surely had to be
Don't tell them how you manage it
It's no concern to me
Tell me it was magic
It's the only thing to do
Tell me it was magic
'Cause it might as well be true