Old Compton Street Blues

Album: Love Chronicles (1970)
  • Oh your pictures they don't really do you justice little girl
    For you're careful not to let the camera touch your private world
    And there's just a hint of sadness in your smile through the dark
    As you slip your dress off slowly for the sailor or the clerk
    And it could have been so different, and at times you feel bad
    For you really did have something that the others never had
    And the circle turns and turns and turns so mad, little girl

    Ah you must have been just fifteen when you made your mind up first
    That you'd make it in the movies and you couldn't lose the thirst
    And it took you to the attic where the Agent King holds Court
    And his courtesans are fully paid up losers of a sort
    He looks at you and tells you that you just might get the part
    But you don't get things for nothing and he doesn't want your heart
    And the circle turns and turns and turns so mad, little girl

    Mmm, you made it to the silver screen and yet you're not a star
    And advertising corsets didn't get you too far
    But money has its favourites and yours went back to them
    So you modelled in a studio in Greek Street for the rent
    There you met Antonio, your lover from afar
    Who put you on the streets to make the money for his car
    And the circle turns and turns and turns so fast, little girl

    Ah, your pictures they don't really do you justice any more
    For they're crumpled now and faded and were taken long ago
    And that faintly coy expression has now left without a trace
    Ah there's little of it buried in the ruins of your face
    It could have been so different, and at times you feel bad
    For you really did have something that the others never had
    And the circle turns and turns and turns so mad, little girl

    For the circle turns and turns and turns so sad, little girl
    Oh the circle turns and turns and it's too bad, little girl Writer/s: ALISTAIR IAN STEWART
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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