Lonely Street


Lonely Street (寂寞大街) - Kansas

Sometimes when

I'm walking down


This lonely street


Well it sure don't seem

Like twenty years


Since I went walking

Down this lonely street


And the smell of perfumed

Ladies filled the air


This street ain't got no name


Dead end is in the river


And I lived where

I hated life day by day


There wasn't nothing

I could do to shake a cold night shiver


'Cause to move up

Lonely Street you had to have some say


Gambling is bad luck down on Lonely Street


And it sure ain't no place to be

When a man gets sore


You know I killed a man and I paid all I can


With twenty years on a chain gang


For the flesh and the blood on

That jailhouse floor


Sometimes when

I'm walking down this lonely street


I get caught up in a dream

That won't let me go


And as the bright lights flash up and

Down this lonely street


My mind rolls back the years

Long time ago


I see my baby stumblin' around


With tears in her eyes


And as I reach out for her she

Falls on the floor


She mumbles through

Bloody lips about a bad man robber raper


And in my gut I know I got one to score


I need somebody


I need somebody


The word was comin' down


Down on Lonely Street


That the bad man was

A dead man if he crossed my trail


Every night I'd walk up and

Down this Lonely Street


I get stinkin' drunk and always in jail


One night they threw me in


With a man they called the mangler


He was caught on the

Street makin' some old whore


I remember he was quite proud of that


So half-crazed I shot him


And I cried in the blood on that jailhouse floor