A Street

Album: Popular Problems (2014)
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  • I used to be your favorite drunk
    Good for one more laugh
    Then we both ran out of luck
    Luck was all we ever had
    You put on a uniform
    To fight the Civil War
    You looked so good I didn't care
    What side you're fighting for

    It wasn't all that easy
    When you up and walked away
    But I'll save that little story
    For another rainy day
    I know the burden's heavy
    As you wheel it through the night
    Some people say it's empty
    But that don't mean it's light

    You left me with the dishes
    And a baby in the bath
    You're tight with the militias
    You wear their camouflage
    You always said we're equal
    So let me march with you
    Just an extra in the sequel
    To the old red white and blue

    Baby don't ignore me
    We were smokers, we were friends
    Forget that tired story
    Of betrayal and revenge
    I see the ghost of culture
    With numbers on his wrist
    Salute some new conclusion
    That all of us have missed

    I cried for you this morning
    And I'll cry for you again
    But I'm not in charge of sorrow
    So please don't ask me when
    There may be wine and roses
    And magnums of champagne
    But we'll never know
    We'll never, ever be that drunk again

    The party's over
    But I've landed on my feet
    And I'm standing here on this corner
    Where there used to be a street

    The party's over
    But I've landed on my feet
    I'll be standing on this corner
    Where there used to be a street

    So let's drink to when its over
    And let's drink to when we met
    I'll be standing on this corner
    Where there used to be a street Writer/s: ANJANI THOMAS, LEONARD COHEN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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