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Artist:Maccoll Kirsty
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Track:WALKING DOWN MADISON
 
Date Added:18/10/2007
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Lyrics:Walking down Madison - I swear I never had a gun
No I never shot no-one - I was only having
fun
Walking down Madison - swear I never had a gun
I was philosophizing some

Checking out the bums

See you give 'em your nickels, your pennies and dimes

But you can't give 'em hope in these mercenary times, oh no
And you feel real guilty about
the coat on your back
And the sandwich you had, oh no

From an uptown apartment
to a knife on the A train
It's not that far
From the sharks in the penthouse to the
rats in the basement
It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep in the park

Oh no it's not that far
Would you like to see some more?
I can show you if
you'd like to

Walking down Madison - I swear I never had a gun
No I never shot
no-one - wouldn't do it just for fun
Walking down Madison - trying to keep my head screwed on

I was philosophizing some
Checking out the nuns

When you get to the
corner don't look at those freaks
Keep your head down low and stay quick on your feet, oh
yeah
The beaming boy from Harlem with the airforce coat
The ones who died
The
ones who tried
The ones that sit and gloat

From an uptown apartment to a knife
on the A train
It's not that far
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the
basement
It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep on the church steps

It's not that far
Would you like to see some more?
I can show you if you'd like to


Within every city and town there's a Madison
Frozen lives for whom nothing's
happening
Hungry children is a mother's dilemma
Dumpster diving to feed her baby Emma

So you walk on by like it doesn't affect you
The held out hand that you pay no respect
to
Nickels and dimes won't even buy your guilt
Another wino burnt to death in his
quilt
It's a cardboard city, newspaper metropolis
The system can't cope or keep on top
of this
The authorities come as you're not for display
Do they solve the problem no
they move him away
They're in a vicious circle of no fixed abode
The social won't pay
'em the money they're owed
When you've got no money you can't pay rent
Hypothermia
kills 'cos the system is bent

From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train

It's not that far
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement

It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep in the park
Oh no it's not that far

Would you like to see some more?
I can show you if you'd like to

From
an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train
It's not that far
From the sharks in the
penthouse to the rats in the basement
It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep
on the church steps
It's not that far
Would you like to see some more?
I can
show you if you'd like to

In the subway sits a vacuous man
His grip on life is
a bent tin can
It's a holy shrine where he burns his light
It makes things easy and
removes his plight
For an hour or two but he can't escape
They're all penned in with
government tape
There are good samaritans who bring the soup
The sally army with their
bibles and boots
You can see yourself as it's not too far
One short trip you don't who
they are
Till the night comes then it all comes back
Like the smell of patchouli and
the armies of rats
It's a shame to be human it's a human shame
It seems we've
forgotten we're one and the same
 
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