River Towns

  • I came in three days early
    To meet my boat
    It ain't the life of Riley
    But it's keeping me afloat
    It's quiet over Christmas
    If you got no place to go
    I got my home from river rats
    The only home I know

    I found myself a flophouse
    And I hit the streets at nine
    Get some grub and drink a beer
    Maybe go down the line
    These chips will take your money
    Shake a young man down
    It's the same in every one of these
    Sorry river towns

    River towns, sorry river towns
    River towns
    River towns, sorry river towns
    River towns

    Well I picked me up a bottle
    To take back to the room
    Then I saw a young girl standing
    In a doorway in the gloom
    We'd hardly started talking
    The old scenario
    And I just let her work me over
    Down by the Ohio

    River towns, sorry river towns
    River towns
    River towns, sorry river towns
    River towns

    When I asked her if she'd like to stay
    She was down my stairs so quick
    I never asked what got her started
    With the sorry river tricks
    So I get the bottle open
    But something's hit a nerve
    And I'm looking in the mirror
    At the face that I deserve

    River towns, sorry river towns
    River towns
    River towns, sorry river towns
    River towns Writer/s: MARK KNOPFLER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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