The rain is falling, it's after dark The streets are swimming with the sharks It's the right night for the wrong company And there ain't nothing 'round here to look at Move along, move along
The neon lights on Baltimore Every shadow's getting famous In some backyard, in some plastic chair Hoping these cigarettes will save us Here we go again Here we go again
You got rings in your ears And you got kicked around and made up Looking high, looking low Where did all the shadow people go? Where did all the shadow people go? I wanna know (Whoa!) Where the shadow people go
I stole a bike from the 2ndd Mile Saw a band play in the basement I crossed the path of a friend of mine And I know what that look upon her face meant Something's gone from her eye Something's gone wrong
You could be a woman or you could be a man Wear the glove on the other hand Or you could be twisted Or you could be insane Pushing the envelope against the grain Just playing along Just playing along
And I got something on my mind And I got voices on the other line Saying hi, saying hello Where did all the shadow people go? Where did all the shadow people go? I wanna know where the shadow people go
Where the shadow people go (Where did all the shadow people go?) Where the shadow people go (Where did all the shadow people go?)
Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.