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Slow Down, Brother

Well, you’re down on your luck and too proud to show it Stubborn as the little boy you’ve never left behind Slow down, brother, slow down You’re draining my patience and too high to know it Using up my money upon losing your mind I said slow down, brother, slow down And when the party’s […]

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Morning After

Stepping out, out upon the journey / To my abandoned bed Little boy pointing at my footsteps / Red arrow pointing at my head Big town clock stops its chiming / Stares in disbelief Vicious dog drops his attitude / And the stick between his teeth Walk along, walk along the journey / I didn’t […]

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Little Girl

Little girl, I didn’t choose you Little girl, I didn’t choose your name But I left your castles burning Do you think that I’m to blame? Little girl, you know I’m sorry Little girl, can I ever make it right? I can’t help but try to love you And I’ll try with all my might […]

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Midnight Oil

Burn the midnight oil again Cup of coffee gone cold Just another lonely night Just another sad song to be sold Smoke my twentieth cigarette Turn the T.V. down low You taught me how to love myself And you taught me how to let you go Goodnight, baby Goodnight, my baby, goodbye Goodnight, baby This […]

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The Woman Meets the Wiseman

I am a woman I have a woman’s touch Tell me that you like it and I’ll thank you very much I am a woman I have a woman’s clock Ticking like a dripping tap it’s never gonna ever gonna stop. No man’s land Nowhere mile I am a young girl I have a young […]

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Whisper Low

When she was but a little thing, her tears hid in the wardrobe of her mind And even though she sought them out, they always found a smile to crouch behind Her mother thought her lovely, her playmates thought her brave Her teacher thought her happy, her father thought her saved But who could know? […]

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So Worn Out

Fall out of the 2-double-7 Chippie’s open, little bites of heaven And I’m so worn out The night throws out a diamond rug I take your hand – one yellow stripey glove And you’re so worn out Young girl fumbles for a cigarette Looking for a spark, hasn’t found it yet And she is so […]

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Nataliya

I met her in a holy town Dirty afternoon of crumbling grace Fur collar turned upside down Pretty nose spread across her face She said I get to keep my tips Since ’53 we’ve come quite far And schoolgirls dream of a life like this There’s no coal left in Vorkuta Nataliya, come home Nataliya, […]

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Jane Into A Beauty Queen

How you gonna do right by me? How you gonna do wrong? How you gonna make plans that stick Now all of your post-its are gone? How you gonna do right, now? How you gonna do wrong? Why you throwing those words at me? Why you playing that song? Why you filling my head back […]

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Some Days I Forget

Some days I forget Some days you’re just a train away The telephone’s my friend again Waiting to disapprove Some days something slips I lay out all my Sunday best I lay a glass of scotch to rest Some days there’s always two Hello, hello? It’s a funny time of year Have I told you […]

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