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I have been working on these tunes for years. Some of them (Easy Street, for instance) go back to the 70's. I recently reconnected with the amazing Frog - Mark T Jordan, currently on tour with Van Morrison - who was one of the original members of the Edison Electric Band. It was truly wonderful to w
 
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Blind Alley
Lyrics
sidewalks splinter
with the weight of a million lives
glass glitters sharp as knives
and sittin beside me
an empty bottle cries to be filled
still sweatin wet lips
hot breath smell death
in blind alley

scarecrows meet
sightless stares in the street
rotten socks in crumpled heaps
an boxes of old soot
dirty sheets an books
torn tattered flutter
meet scumbags in the gutter
an bums mutter filth
in blind alley

(blind alley)
come on down
(blind alley)
if you wanna mess around
(blind alley)
i know you can talk the talk
(blind alley)
but can you walk the walk in blind alley

stretchin fingers
grope air an hope nothing's there
one swollen eye darts sharp in the dark
no room here but fear
an no heart beats near
skies never clear
no nothin can pierce
blind alley

(blind alley)
come on down
(blind alley)
if you wanna mess around
(blind alley)
i know you can talk the talk
(blind alley)
but can you walk the walk in blind alley

everybody's got to find a place to die
it's a one-way trip and you got no headlights
you can take my way
or you can take the funky highway
wipe your eyes there ain't no free pass
you gotta pay if you wanna go first class
it's a bitch but you gotta decide
so just sit back and enjoy the ride
i seen a lot of good men headin downtown
with a pocket full of cash and a few rounds
they knew the odds but they had to take a crack
a lot of good men went down
and they never came back

(blind alley)
come on down
(blind alley)
if you wanna mess around
(blind alley)
i know you can talk the talk
(blind alley)
but can you walk the walk in blind alley

cheap wine dribbles
through cracks in torn faces
and the subway races to the end of the line
empty spaces combine with endless time
and the putrid air swims with anger and despair
running sores tangled hair empty stares
going nowhere but down in
blind alley

(blind alley)
come on down
(blind alley)
if you wanna mess around
(blind alley)
i know you can talk the talk
(blind alley)
but can you walk the walk in blind alley
Description
Short Song Description:
It's about being tempted to take the easy way out.
Credits
Lyric Credits: Joshua Rice
Music Credits: Joshua Rice
Producer Credits: Joshua Rice
Performance Credits: Joshua Rice
Metadata
Song Length: 4:54
Primary Genre: Spoken Word-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Doom
Mood 1: Disconcerted
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later