Downtown Canon

Album: Circus Money (2008)
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  • I cracked the code and I knew what it's all about
    We found the loft on Greene Street, swept that bad boy out
    Alsatian wine, playing records way past four
    Making some crazy soulful love on the hard wood floor
    Where did our love go?

    You hung the picture of young Dizzy on the wall
    According to me that was the best day of them all
    Sweet, sweet words like honey from the tongue
    Yes, there was magic then in every song we sung

    Hey, don't let 'em kid you, stay cool it'll be all right
    Don't trade today for tomorrow, tomorrow for tomorrow night
    You chop wood, carry the water, sometimes it be that way
    No lie, the downtown canon so wild so fresh so free
    Stand by the downtown canon, I say that it's got to be

    Chasing sensation to remind us who we are
    You met that half-crazed painter fool in some damn bar
    Cocaine dreams and chiba-chiba nights
    You had to share his world in shades of black and white
    Did'nt'cha baby?

    Yes, I, it's a real good theory, can you live with the day to day?
    Sure thing, no problemo, sometimes it be that way
    You go girl, it's now or never, no one holds out that long
    Says here in the downtown canon keep it real, it'll be okay
    Right here, the downtown canon, could it be any other way?

    Packed up the Dylan and the Man Ray and the Joyce
    I left a note that said, well, I guess I got no choice
    Excuse me, girl, while I'm kickin' it to the curb
    I'm leaving with all I need but less than I deserve

    She says, poor everybody, never mind for me and you
    Too bad she don't remember, too bad that I still do
    It all goes wrong in a hurry, you know it's the second law
    Writ large in the downtown canon, it goes up and it must come down
    Right here, the downtown canon, catch you on the turnaround Writer/s: LARRY KLEIN, WALTER BECKER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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