Rumble of the Grey Pavement
William J. Hall - December 27, 1978

  1 Blood on the sidewalk
  2 Blues in the street
  3 Moon waxing bitter
  4 And the new year looking sweet
  5 With my ear to the asphalt
  6 And my eye on the tenement
  7 I can hear her whispers
  8 In the rumble of the grey pavement
  9 She says, "I won't do no harm to you
  10 "I just want someone to talk to."
 
  11 She's a jaded lady
  12 But I love her so
  13 You can feel her pulse beats
  14 Where the red light stops and the green lights go
  15 With her skirts in the water
  16 Torch-bearer clutching the sacrament
  17 There's a soulful lullaby
  18 In the rumble of the grey pavement
  19 She says, "I won't do no harm to you
  20 "I just want someone to talk to.
 
  21 "Someone to cry to
  22 "Someone to care
  23 "And wash the smell of traffic
  24 "From my hair -
  25 "Someone to make love to me
  26 "Take me home and make love to me
  27 "But I look around and see nobody there.
 
  28 "Take me, take me, take me, take me"
 
  29 She's a liberated woman
  30 And a ward of the state
  31 She's a saint and a liar
  32 She's a little kinky but she swears that she's going straight
  33 She's the girl in the white lace dress
  34 Working just a little harder to pay the rent
  35 Pay it up for the landlord
  36 You've got to pay it up for the rumble of the grey pavement
  37 She says, "I won't do no harm to you
  38 "I just want someone to talk to.
 
  39 "Someone to cry to
  40 "Someone to care
  41 "And wash the smell of traffic
  42 "From my hair -
  43 "Someone to make love to me
  44 "Take me home and make love to me
  45 "But I look around and see nobody there.
 
  46 "Are you there, Billy?
  47 "Are you there?
  48 "You've got to tell me
  49 "Just to let me know you're there."
 


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