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Downtown Life Lyrics

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"Downtown Life" was written by Hall, Daryl David / Oates, John William / Allen, Sara / Iantosca, Rocco Joseph Jr..
"Downtown Life" was written by Hall, Daryl David / Oates, John William / Allen, Sara / Iantosca, Rocco Joseph Jr..

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Ah yeah
Oh, oh, yeah
No doubt

Do it downtown in from the outside
Yeah, find the scene and work it brother
Moving through sound cities like wild life
All overgrown and living undercover

And wound up so tight

We love the Downtown Life
Downtime life baby
Driftin' thru the day
Waiting for the nite, oh oh
Downtown Life, it feels so right
It keeps me hangin' on, hangin' on

So listen now, Velvet Lou was a neighbor of mine
Now he walks the dog in Jersey, Brother
Yuppies in black with the white collar crime
They scared away the local color

But they can't steal the nite

We love the Downtown Life
Driftin' through the day
Waitin' for the nite, oh oh
Downtown Life, it feels so right
It keeps me hangin' on, hangin' on

We love the Downtown Life
Gettin' through the night
Waiting for the nite to come
Downtown Life, it feels so right
It keeps me hangin' hangin' hangin' hangin' hangin' on

My baby knows she's got to go for this kind of life
'Cause city life can't stand to see the sunlight
Dawn patrol better leave me alone
'Cause I can only take it for so long

Going down isn't hard to do
The King of Clubs, and the Queen of Hearts fall too
She says, "If you believe this is only a lonely time
Stay at home boy, the blues are lost on you"

Ain't it true?

We love the downtown Life
Driftin' through the day
Waitin' for the nite, oh oh
Downtown Life, it feels so right
It keeps me hangin' on, hangin' on

Downtime life
Gettin' through the night
Waitin' for the nite to come
Downtown Life
It feels so right
It keeps me hangin' on

Downtown Life
Downtown Life, it keeps me hangin' on
Downtown Life, it keeps me hangin'

Driftin' through the day
Waiting for the nite
Driftin', waitin'
Hangin' on, hangin on'

Downtown Life
It keeps me hangin' on
Gettin' through the nite
Waitin' for the nite
...

Songwriters
HALL, DARYL DAVID / OATES, JOHN WILLIAM / ALLEN, SARA / IANTOSCA, ROCCO JOSEPH JR.

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