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Downtown Lyrics

"Downtown" was written by Waite/burtnick.
"Downtown" was written by Waite/burtnick.

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I wait for sundown on the fire escape
And watch the passing cars downstairs
I'm high above Korean groceries
A sublet castle in the air

It's down to cigarettes and rosaries
Christ, I wish someone would call me
Johnny thunders on the radio
Ah but you can't put your arms around a memory

Maybe I could find a better way
But all I need is to feel connected now
Do you remember me
I sang that song you like, I sang that song for free
Now someone else sounds like me
As I make my way downtown

Downtown, oh yeah
Downtown

See the old men on the Bowery
Take the night train to the stars
You can find me in the usual place
Inside the temple bar

I hear that Sally's got a gift for me
I hear she found it on St. Mark's
These days they all just talk like poetry
And shoot their mouths off shooting sparks

Maybe I could find a better way
But all I need now is to feel connected
Do you remember me
I sang that song you like, way back in eighty-three
Number one high as a kite
As I made my way downtown

Downtown, yeah, yeah
To downtown

They've got paper cups for charity
Kools, pills and broken teeth and dope
But I'll take another dry martini
And a chance on hope

And now someone else waits for me
And I got to get downtown

Downtown, oh yeah
Downtown, I'm going way downtown, oh yeah
I'm gonna see the man, I'm going way downtown
See the man, I'm going down yeah
I'm gonna see the man, I'm going downtown
Do you remember me

Songwriters
WAITE/BURTNICK

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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