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We Belong Together Lyrics

from Twelve Bars Past Midnight

"We Belong Together" is track #38 on the album Twelve Bars Past Midnight. It was written by Riley, Edward Theodore / Jones, George Curtis / Griffin, Gene.
"We Belong Together" is track #38 on the album Twelve Bars Past Midnight. It was written by Riley, Edward Theodore / Jones, George Curtis / Griffin, Gene.

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I say this was no game of chicken, you were aiming your best friend
That you wear like a switchblade on a chain around your neck
I think you picked this up in Mexico from your dad
And it's daddy on the booze and there's a Brando on the ice
Now it's dean in the doorway
With one more way he can't play this scene twice

So you drug her down every drag of this forbidden fit of love
And you told her to stand tall when you kissed her
But that's not where you were thinking
How could a Natalie Wood not get sucked into a scene so custom tucked?
But now look who shows up in the same place in this case I think it's better
To face it, we belong together, we belong together

Now once Johnny the King made a spit ring
And all the skid kids saw a very, very proud man
And he entwine her in his finger and she lay there like a baby in his hand
And climb upon the rooftop docks lookin' out on the crosstown seas
And he wraps his jacket across her shoulders
And he falls and hugs and holds her on his knees

But a sailor just takes a broad down to the dark end of the fair
And to turn her into a tattoo that'll whisper
Into the back of Johnny's black hair
And now Johnny the king walks these streets without her in the rain
Lookin' for a leather jacket and a girl who wrote her name forever
And a promise that we belong together, we belong together

Shall we weigh along these streets young lions on the lam?
Are the signs you hid deep in your heart all left on neon for them?
Who are foolish, who are victim of the sailors and the ducky boys
Who would move into your eyes and lips and every tear
That falls down on the neighborhood now

I said, "Bird, we just gotta tell them" and they turn and ignore us
And the only heroes we got left are written right before us
And the only angel who sees us now watches through each other's eyes
And I can hear him in every footstep's passing sigh
He goes crazy these nights, watching heartbeats go by
And they whisper we belong together, but we belong together
We belong together, we belong together


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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Chrysalis One Music, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC


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