send a breeze
a pitbull's yelp
a tender squeeze
a cry for help
make it now
and make it fast
such memories
can never last
I long for the days
music and mayhem
mama's a smilin' friend
in the scuzzy hue of the sunlight
manhattan avenue

Lionel please
watch o'er our door
the children tease
I beg for more
chipping paint
the ceiling's spent
aw ain't it great
can't make the rent
I long for the days
kittens are meowling
junkies are prowling
deep in the jazzy hue of the streetlight
manhattan avenue

(instrumental break)

how wild it is
what strange a vice
that a mugger and a child should share the same paradise
oh but dreams come true on
manhattan avenue



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    General Commentlionel: "he did kind of guard over the building but he also got evicted for having too much prostitutes in his apartment." nellie mckay, live on fresh air (npr)
    supernilon July 30, 2009   Link

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