She was running in the rain
felt everything was down the drain
she could either go insane
or try to live a lie
she'd been dancing on the pole
the lonely clowns they loved her show
she always makes them feel at home
while she was locked outside

but if just one time
we could close our eyes
we could change the night
we could paint the sky
try and hold the world
in the arms of love
like a dreamer who can"t wake up

he was living on the streets
where the concrete hurts your feet
if you haven't had enough to eat
and got no place to go
man how did it come to this?
he lived for luck but then it quit
left him nothing
but the bits and pieces
of his heart

but if just one time
we could close our eyes
we could change the night
we could paint the sky
try and hold the world
in the arms of love
like a dreamer who can"t wake up

how did it get so far?
how did it go so wrong?
and how do we keep going on?
how do we do it baby?

every night when she got off
he was in the parking lot
she threw a dollar in his cup
and blew a smile his way
he could see those angel wings
caught up in these puppet strings
he could see so many things
but no one heard him say

that if just one time
we could close our eyes
we could change the night
we could make it right
try and hold the world
in the arms of love
like a dreamer who can"t wake up

how did it get so far?
how did it go so wrong?
and how do we keep going on?
how do we do it baby?

I'd like to say she quit her job
I'd like to say that he found one
and they both ran off in the sun
but it never goes that way
she's still dancing on the pole
novacaine for lonely souls
he's still sleeping in the cold
he waits for her all day
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The Stripper And The Homeless Guy Lyrics

Danny Peck – The Stripper And The Homeless Guy Lyrics