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Memphis Lyrics

from Indestructible

"Memphis" is track #10 on the album Indestructible. It was written by Janis Ian.
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I've lived my whole life, made mistakes from the get-go
Street kid from the start, right, no regrets though
I do what I want, yeah, 'cuz I said so
No sleep for the wicked, right? No, bed no

Rollin' with the punk rockers, I ain't lyin'
Fake guns, fake bands, fake punk, I ain't buyin'
Hit the road, all I know, rock and roll ain't dyin'
About fifteen deep we hit the streets low ridin'

By the time we made it to New Orleans
It must have been half past three
By the time we made it to Memphis we were crazy
Tonight, you are our blanket and you're gonna keep us warm
Tonight, protect us from the storm

He was back, causin' troubled time's they're a comin' 'round
Oh no, let me go to another round
Tuesday night is when the storm's gonna settle down
Had a glance, circumstance, don't cause, trouble bound

She's the one, all alone, I come lookin'
Smoke and mirrors as I watch, aw, that girl was trippin'
It's no fun, lost again, to have your heart broken
Greed is from a world that is built on hustlin'

By the time we made it to New Orleans
It must have been half past three
By the time we made it to Memphis we were crazy
Tonight, you are our blanket and you're gonna keep us warm
Tonight, protect us from the storm

The breaks were fallin' when they had failed
Every road can lead ya straight down to fuckin' hell
Rain stopped fallin' when they had failed
Yeah, every road can take ya straight down to hell

Doin' nothin' here, everyone straight trippin'
Happy at times, are gone, past starts slippin'
This will be enough to keep me on the road livin'
Good every night, in a different city I'll be sleepin'

Let me know, here we go, met a girl named Lola
Is she here? Is she there? Drinkin' Jack and Cola
She says, "Tim, where ya been? I got somethin' to show ya"
Lola fired off her clothes and started rock and rollin'

By the time we made it to New Orleans
It must have been half past three
By the time we made it to Memphis we were crazy
Tonight, you are our blanket and you're gonna keep us warm
Tonight, protect us from the storm

Songwriters
Janis Ian

Published by
JANIS IAN D/B/A TAOSONGS TWO

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