Downtown Tonight - John Gorka

    Dodging the blues
    But the blues were gainin' fast
    Riding the news
    Knowing news just doesn't last
    Heaven comes seven
    With the roll in' of the bones
    The winner never feels like going home

    It's thick at the bottom
    Thin at the top
    Like a Bible shakin'
    With a cork that wouldn't pop
    Pretending and descending
    To the land of woe
    Life's not what you think, it's what you know

    So take it downtown tonight
    And when nobody's lookin'
    You can slip it out of sight
    Since you're devil bound
    It's hell downtown tonight

    It's beard, bone and gristle
    The rest is mostly mule
    He's running from the whistles
    He's running as a rule
    Pretending and descending
    To the land of woe
    When you give your hand to fate, she don't let go

    So take it downtown tonight
    And when nobody's lookin'
    You can slip it out of sight
    Since you're devil bound
    It's hell downtown tonight

    Dodging the blues
    But the blues were gainin' fast
    Riding the news
    Knowing news just doesn't last
    Pretending and descending
    To the land of woe
    Life's not what you think, it's what you know
    And when you give your hand to fate, she don't let go

    1983 by John Gorka
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    Marco Giunco
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