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Shakedown Street Lyrics

from The Arista Years

"Shakedown Street" is track #16 on the album The Arista Years. It was written by Robert Hunter;jerry Garcia.
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You tell me this town ain't got no heart
(Well, well, well, you can never tell)
The sunny side of the street is dark
(Well, well, well, you can never tell)

Maybe that's 'cause it's midnight and the dark of the moon besides
Or maybe the dark is in your eyes, maybe the dark is in your eyes
Maybe the dark is in your eyes, you know you got such dark eyes

Nothin' shakin' on Shakedown street used to be the heart of town
Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart, you just gotta poke around

You say you've seen this town clear through
(Well, well, well, you can never tell)
Nothin' here that could interest you
(Well, well, well, you can never tell)

It's not because you missed out on the thing we had to start
Maybe you had too much too fast, maybe you had too much too fast
Maybe you had too much too fast and just overplayed your part

Nothin' shakin' on Shakedown street used to be the heart of town
Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart, you just gotta poke around

Since I'm passing your way today
(Well, well, well, you can never tell)
I just stopped in cause I want to say
(Well, well, well, you can never tell)

I recall your darkness when it crackled like a thundercloud
Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart
Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart
Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart when I can hear it beat out loud

Nothin' shakin' on Shakedown street used to be the heart of town
Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart, you just gotta poke around

Songwriters
Robert Hunter;Jerry Garcia

Published by
ICE NINE PUBLISHING CO., INC.

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