Downtown Rock

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Downtown Rock

I bet they laughed and cheered the day
the bus took you out of town
and their days of being jerked around
were soon to be long gone
but you ended up here like another big fish in a small pond or so you say
and you can't wait to score some stuff and get really screwed up today
I was leafing the produce section when the dispatch call came down
you were rifling through my cd collection when the police took you down
now I could understand and sympathise if you was doing just for food
but how about more of a challenge
try making a point in casing the mayor's neighbourhood instead
must not have pointed out to you that my castle's supervised
check out my next door neighbour looking for some payback with his louisville surprise
make you an offer that you cannot refuse, see that look in his eyes?
that's the look of love
and I don't need no downtown rock
get off that crutch and learn how to walk
and I don't need no downtown wheels
I don't need to be you to see how it feels
and I don't need any up or down cuz
folks don't like you peddling it in this part of town
and if anything ever gets done downtown
then I can leave my windows open again
now when I like to get a little out of my head
well I pay for it with my job
and if the powers that be accepted harm reduction
then you wouldn't have to cheat and rob
but it don't make any difference what I say
sing your song and you go free to do it all again and again
and I don't need any downtown rock
ice, powder or smack by the block
and I don't need any downtown strife
I didn't lose my kids nor divorce my wife
and I don't need any downtown noise
I lose enough sleep listening to you boys
I just hide in my downtown den
and watch another busload of you parasites come in again


from Gnash Rambler, track released March 31, 2017



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