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10. Edit

White lines on your mind Keep it steady

You were never ready

For the lies You don't have no Dr. Robert

You don't have no Uncle Albert

You don't even have good credit

You can write but you can't edit

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11. Lady

Lady sing the blues so well

As if she mean it

As if it’s hell down here in this smoke filled world

Where the jokes are cold

They don’t laugh at jokes

They laugh at tragedies

Corner street societies

But they believe her

They never leave her while she sings

She makes them feel things

She says I can sing this song so blue that you will cry

In spite of you

Little wet tears on your baby’s shoulder

Little wet tears on your baby’s shoulder

And I have walked these streets so long

There ain’t nothing right

There ain’t nothing wrong

But the little wet tears on my baby’s shoulder

Little wet tears on my baby’s shoulder

Lady lights a cigarette

Puffs away

No regrets

Stretches out like branches of a poplar tree

Says I am free

Sings so soft as if she’ll break

Says I can sing a song so blue

That you will cry in spite of you

Little wet tears on your baby’s shoulder

Little wet tears on your baby’s shoulder

And I have walked these streets so long

There ain’t nothing right

There ain't nothing wrong

But the little wet tears on my baby’s shoulder

Little wet tears on my baby’s shoulder

But on this stage

I’ve learned to fly

Learned to sing

And learned to cry

Little wet tears on my baby’s shoulder

Little wet tears on my baby’s shoulder

But now it’s time to say goodbye

Some might laugh

But I will surely cry

Little wet tears on my baby’s shoulder

Little wet tears on my baby’s shoulder

Lady lights a cigarette

Puffs away

No regrets

Then winter comes

And she forgets

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12. Summer In the City

Summer in the city means

cleavage cleavage cleavage

And I start to miss you, baby, sometimes

I’ve been staying up and drinking in late night establishments

Telling strangers personal things

Summer in the city

I’m so lonely lonely lonely

So I went to a protest just to rub up against strangers

And I did feel like coming but I also felt like crying

And it doesn’t seem so worth it right now

And the castrated ones stand on the corner smoking

They want to feel the bulges in their pants start to rise

At the site of a beautiful woman

They feel nothing but anger

Her skin makes them sick in the night nauseous nauseous nauseous

Summer in the city

I’m so lonely lonely lonely

I been hallucinating you, babe, at the backs of other women

And I tap them on the shoulder and they turn around smiling

But there’s no recognition in their eyes

Summer in the city means

cleavage cleavage cleavage

And don’t get me wrong, dear

In general I think I’m doing quite fine

It’s just when it’s summer in the city

And you’re so long gone from this city

I start to miss you, baby, sometimes

When it’s summer in the city

And you’re so long gone from the city

I start to miss you, baby, sometimes

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13. Another Town

In another town

Don’t let me forget

In another town

Mouth full of regrets

In another town

Please place final bets

In another town

But I know I know I know...

In another town

My fingers so cold

In another town

My soul feels so old

In another town

I’ve sold all my gold

In another town

But I know I know I know

I love you...

In another town

They’ve given me the key

In another town

I’m drinking for free

In another town

A girl just like me

In another town

But I know I know I know...

In another town

The light fills my room

In another town

They’re painting my moon

In another town

I won’t see it soon

But I know I know I know

I love you...

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14. Uh-merica

Mrs. E Roosevelt never heard me shoot my gun

Mrs. E Roosevelt didn’t even know I owned one

Somewhere between the cobblestone floor and the slated wooden ceiling

Cuddling my semi-automatic, what a very fuzzy feeling

Oh...There’s nothing like emptying a cartridge at the sun

Uh-merica

Oh we’re born alone and then we’re covered by

M-m-m-mother’s kisses

The mind has already forgotten what the body still misses

Somewhere between the sticky floor and the cracks in the ceiling

Cuddling my semi-automatic, what a very fuzzy feeling

Oh...There’s nothing like emptying a cartridge at the sun

Uh-merica

There’s nothing like emptying a cartridge at the sun

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15. Baobabs

You have tamed me

Now you must take me

How am I supposed to be

I don’t have my thorns now

I feel them sprouting

They’ll grow right through

If I don’t watch it

And they’ll grow right through

Even if I watch it

And a sunset couldn’t save me now

These baobabs and baobabs and baobabs some more

But you can’t outwait fate

And you have tamed me

Now you must take me...

And I wouldn’t raise my child inside this city anyway

They grow up too savvy and they grow up too fast

And they know about buying shit and they know about sex

And they know about investment banking and also about brokerage firms

And they know about the numbers and they know about the words

And they know about the bottom line and also about stones

And they know about careers and about the real deals

And they all grow up and become people’s people with people skills

But you have tamed me

Now you must take me

How am I supposed to be

I don’t have my thorns now

You have tamed me

Now you must take me

How am I supposed to be

I don’t have my thorns

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16. Düsseldorf

In Düsseldorf I met a clown

His nose, it was red

In Gelterkinden I forgot to frown

Then remembered again

In Paris I saw a big fish

Swimming slow in the Seine

It made me hopeful that someday our water

Will be breathable again...

In Frankfurt I heard eine zwei drei

Counting cookies and no one was shot

In Berlin stopped by the Polizei

For drunk driving and everyone smiled

In Prague I knew I’d been a witch

Burnt alive, a pyre of Soviet kitsch

It made me miss my Moscow muttdom

It made me miss my New York nothing...

In Montpelier I stayed in a Château

A boy climbed into my bed and he knew no boundaries

In Amsterdam I got quite crazy

It might have been all the tulips and canals

Or it might have been all that hash, and in

Barcelona, buenos dias, chocolate, le Picasso

And in Brussels, clean-cut hostel

And in London, me and the French existentialists...

In Corsica I floated away, all the way, to Marseilles

I should have held an after party

For all the thoughts I didn’t say

In Düsseldorf I met a dwarf

With bad breath, and a really good tan

In Gelterkinden I remembered how to laugh

And I never ever forgot it again

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17. Music Box

Life inside the music box ain’t easy

The mallets hit the gears are always turning

And everyone inside the mechanism

Is yearning to get out

And sing another melody completely

So different from the one they’re always singing

I close my eyes and think that i have found me

But then I feel mortality surround me

I want to sing another melody

So different from the one I always sing

...but when I do the dishes...

I run the water very very very hot

And then I fill the sink to the top with bubbles of soap

And then I set all the bottle caps I own afloat

And it’s the greatest voyage in the history of plastic

And then I slip my hands in and start to make waves

And then I dip my tongue in and take a taste

It tastes like soap, but it doesn’t really taste like soap

And then I lower in my whole mouth and take a gulp

...and start to...

Feel mortality surround me

I close my eyes and think that I have found me

But life inside the music box ain’t easy

The mallets hit the gears are always turning

And every one inside the mechanism

Is yearning to get out...

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