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I wrote this one in Durham, NC back when people used pay phones


These streets are just a cop opera
But Caruso, he ain't here
And it's cold as a coal miner's ass
It's chilly winds that bring these tears
Over on the other side of town everybody's safe and warm
Getting scrubbed with soap therapy
All the good mouths guard the norm

And this strip's a lemonstration
Here in this neighborhood
And I fall right in there with em
Is that a slant six under the hood?

I'm a stranger on this snake
A biodegradable clown
Strolling by the newstand
With Delta of Venus Erotica unbound
As the ghosts of disco mania
In their downsized foreign cars
And the granny squad from the donut shop
Are all circling the bar

And midnite's just a falling star
Cause I'm still in love with you
And the moon just makes me crazy
Cause there's too much crime to do

I'll drop a quarter in the pay phone
And I hope you're home tonight
Cause I'm over feeling wounded
And too lonesome to pick a fight
I admit that I am selfish
A lot of times I'm wrong
But I need a few uptempo
Vibes to move me on

And midnite's.....


from Bruce Piephoff & Scott Sawyer Live at the dotmatrix project, released August 24, 2010
Written by Bruce Piephoff




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