Between the refuge of the interstate overpass
and the Sun State building stretching twenty-four stories to the skies
car tires and cats' eyes sing a lullabye
He walks the sidewalk like he's dancing on fire
he climbs the fire escape like there's no place higher than his room
and he can feel all eyes upon him when he moves

If you see me I'll be hypnotized
from the fourteenth row I see rust on his hands
outside it's Church Street where all the people sing
hail to the King of Oblivion

He's born on friday but he's Saturday's child
from his room down the hall
I hear his radio dialed to a Broadway serenade
as ashes on beer cans make their promenade

If you see me I'll be mesmerized
from my empty row I feel moved to my feet
outside it's Church Street where all the people sing
hail to the King of Oblivion

and he looks around him
and he finds himself alone
but rewards of unconsciousness are yet
to be had, to be had

If you see me I'll be hypnotized
from the fourteenth row I see rust on his hands
outside it's Church Street where all the people sing
hail to the King of Oblivion

If you see me I'll be mesmerized
from my empty row I feel moved to my feet
when his song is complete I hear the people sing
hail to the King of Oblivion
of Oblivion


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