Before They Make Me Run

Worked the bars and sideshows along the twilight zone Only a crowd can make you feel so alone And it really hit home Booze and pills and powders, you can choose your medicine Well here’s another goodbye to another good friend After all is said and done Gotta move while […]

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Respectable

Well now we’re respected in society We don’t worry about the things that we used to be We’re talking heroin with the president Well it’s a problem, sir, but it can’t be bent Uh yes! Well now you’re a pillar of society You don’t worry about the things that you […]

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Just My Imagination

I look out my window watch her as she passes by I say to myself I’m such a lucky guy To have a girl like her is a dream come true And of all the girls in New York she loves me true It was just my imagination, once again […]

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Lies

Lies, dripping off your mouth like dirt Lies, lies in every step you walk Lies, whispered sweetly in my ear Lies, how do I get out of here? Why, why you have to be so cruel? Lies, lies, lies I ain’t such a fool! Lies, lies in my papa’s looks […]

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Beast of Burden

I’ll never be your beast of burden My back is broad but it’s a hurting All I want is for you to make love to me I’ll never be your beast of burden I’ve walked for miles my feet are hurting All I want is for you to make love […]

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Shattered

Shattered, shattered Love and hope and sex and dreams Are still surviving on the street Look at me, I’m in tatters! I’m a shattered Shattered Friends are so alarming My lover’s never charming Life’s just a cocktail party on the street Big Apple People dressed in plastic bags Directing traffic […]

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Far Away Eyes

I was driving home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield Listening to gospel music on the colored radio station And the preacher said, "You know you always have the Lord by your side" And I was so pleased to be informed of this that I ran Twenty red lights in his […]

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Miss You

I’ve been holding out so long I’ve been sleeping all alone Lord I miss you I’ve been hanging on the phone I’ve been sleeping all alone I want to kiss you Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh Oooh oooh oooh Oooh oooh […]

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Some Girls

Some girls give me money Some girls buy me clothes Some girls give me jewelry That I never thought I’d own Some girls give me diamonds Some girls, heart attacks Some girls I give all my bread to I don’t ever want it back Some girls give me jewelry Others […]

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