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Thread #6581   Message #41247
Posted By: Art Thieme
11-Oct-98 - 04:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: I'd Like to Be in Texas When They...
Subject: Lyr Add: I WANT TO BE IN BROOKLYN FOR THE BLACKOUT
WELL, YOU ASKED FOR IT! BLAME YOURSELVES! (Enjoy too!!)
Here it is---Art

I WANT TO BE IN BROOKLYN FOR THE BLACKOUTS IN THE SPRING
by Craig Johnson (a great old timey performer & member of the Double Decker Stringband, and a fine songwriter of midwestern songs--mainly about the Northern states
but not this one...

In a Travel Lodge in Texas sat a bunch of average geeks,
Pickin' at their waffles-- discussin plans of ease,
Boastin' of their conquests--how they always got it free,
Some praised Sarah Faucett Marjors and others STP.

Well, an old man sat beside them in that coffeeshop that morn,
Paging through the New York Times--his face was all forlorn,
And they asked him for a story of his life back in the east,
He folded up the paper and slowly said his piece.

Well, I've seen 'em shop for hours 'til you'd think they'll never stop,
Seen 'em mob the A.& P. when the price of coffee dropped,
I've walked through the slums for miles and miles and never seen a thing,
And I'd like to be in Brooklyn for the blackouts in the spring.

CHORUS)
I can feel the subways rumblin', I can hear the factories blare,
I can smell the diesel bus--I can't even breath the air,
And I've seen those porno bookstores where the faded harpies sing,
And I'd like to be in Brooklyn for the blackouts in the spring.

I can see them rich restaurants where the Wall Street gamblers meet,
I've seen a herd of poodles lined up pissing in the street,
And I've seen those disco bars where the younger set does meet,
And I'd like to cop a tape deck in the blackouts in the spring.