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


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