"Alley Flowers" as written by and Jolie R Holland....
Some people say you got a psychedelic presence
Shinin' in the park with a bioluminescence
Down these city streets, I see you comin' from afar
And I know in this world ain't nobody's got the shine like you
Got to shine in this world
Ain't nobody's got the shine like you got to shine in this world

Nobody sings like Mary Sue Bell
And nobody prays Willie McTell
Nobody walks a mile in my stolen shoes like I do
In this world ain't nobody got the shine like you
Got to shine in this world
Ain't nobody's got the shine like you got to shine in this world

Well I still miss my lonesome lover
And I can't find no single other
To take his place in my heart of heart
I told him in this world ain't nobody got the shine like you
Got to shine in this world
Ain't nobody's got the shine like you got to shine in this world

Well the ghost of Shakespeare's on the street
Corduroy hat layin' at his feet
Howlin' the harp these dirty city blues fallin' hard
In this world ain't nobody got the shine like you
Got to shine in this world
Ain't nobody's got the shine like you got to shine in this world

Zora Neale Huston told her story
And they kicked her out of New York City
Just like Jesus Christ in Galilee
Like I said in this world ain't nobody got the shine like you
Got to shine in this world
Ain't nobody's got the shine like you got to shine in this world

Some people say you got a psychedelic presence
Shinin' in the park with a bioluminescence
Down these city streets, I see you comin' from afar
And I know in this world ain't nobody's got the shine like you
Got to shine in this world
Ain't nobody's got the shine like you got to shine in this world


Lyrics submitted by agnostic_rabbi, edited by smallwonderrobot

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