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Main Street Eyes Lyrics

from Brick By Brick

"Main Street Eyes" is track #3 on the album Brick By Brick. It was written by Iggy Pop.
"Main Street Eyes" is track #3 on the album Brick By Brick. It was written by Iggy Pop.

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This whole country is scared of failure
My head keeps trying to sell me ambition
But in my heart, I want self-respect
There's a conflict

Boy, I feel so outgunned today
But I'll get up and fight back, anyway
You and I are not huge mainstream stars
But unlike them, we're really what we are

We got Main Street eyes
Watchin' as the big boys roll by
Under rotten television skies
We got Main Street eyes

I saw a kitten squashed in the street
I read about a plastic surgeon
And his art collection

We are played for suckers all the time
Phony rock and roll, it's a crime
I don't want to dip myself in trash
I don't want to give myself for cash

We got Main Street eyes
Tryin' to do what's decent with our lives
Under funny television skies
We got Main Street eyes

Walkin' around sometimes
I see a tension under the surface
People are just about ready to explode

So hold me and trust me
I love you, don't worry

Keep your Main Street eyes
Keep your Main Street eyes
Keep your Main Street eyes
Eyes, eyes

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IGGY POP

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