Closing Time

Ah we’re drinking and we’re dancingAnd the band is really happeningAnd the Johnny Walker wisdom running highAnd my very sweet companionShe’s the Angel of CompassionShe’s rubbing half the world against her thighAnd every drinker every dancerLifts a happy face to thank herThe fiddler fiddles something so sublimeAll the women tear their blouses offAnd the men […]

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Hunter's Lullaby

Your father’s gone a-huntingHe’s deep in the forest so wildAnd he cannot take his wife with himHe cannot take his child. Your father’s gone a-huntingIn the quicksand and the clayAnd a woman cannot follow himAlthough she knows the way. Your father’s gone a-huntingThrough the silver and the glassWhere only greed can enterBut spirit, spirit cannot […]

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Humbled In Love

Do you remember all of those pledgesThat we pledged in the passionate nightAh they’re soiled now, they’re torn at the edgesLike moths on a still yellow lightNo penance serves to renew themNo massive transfusions of trustWhy not even revenge can undo themSo twisted these vows and so crushed. And you say you’ve been humbled in […]

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Chelsea Hotel Nº 2

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,You were talking so brave and so sweet,Giving me head on the unmade bed,While the limousines wait in the street.Those were the reasons and that was New York,We were running for the money and the flesh.And that was called love for the workers in songProbably still is for […]

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Is This What You Wanted

You were the promise at dawn,I was the morning after.You were Jesus Christ my Lord,I was the money lender.You were the sensitive woman,I was the very reverend Freud.You were the manual orgasm,I was the dirty little boy. And is this what you wantedto live in a house that is hauntedby the ghost of you and […]

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Democracy

It’s coming through a hole in the air,From those nights in Tiananmen Square.It’s coming from the feelThat this ain’t exactly real,Or it’s real, but it ain’t exactly there.From the wars against disorder,From the sirens night and day,From the fires of the homeless,From the ashes of the gay:Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. It’s coming through […]

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Jazz Police

Can you tell me why the bells are ringing?Nothing’s happened in a million yearsI’ve been sitting here since Wednesday morningWednesday morning can’t believe my ears. Jazz police are looking through my foldersJazz police are talking to my nieceJazz police have got their final ordersJazzer, drop your axe, it’s Jazz police!. Jesus taken serious by the […]

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In My Secret Life

I saw you this morningYou were moving so fastCan’t seem to loosen my gripOn the pastAnd I miss you so muchThere’s no one insideAnd we’re still making loveIn my secret life. I smile when I’m angryI cheat and I lieI’ll do what I have to doTo get backBut I know what is wrongAnd I know […]

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