"The Woman Downstairs" as written by and Rennie Sparks Brett Sparks....
Chicago is where the woman downstairs
Starved herself to death last summer
Her boyfriend Ted ate hot dogs and wept
With the gray rats out on the fire escape

In a thrift store chair I drank cases of beer
And dreamed of laying down on the L tracks
The trains roared by under smoke-gray skies
Lake Michigan rose and fell like a bird

And when the wind screamed up Ashland Avenue
The corner bars were full by noon
And the old stew bums sliding down their stools
Ate boiled eggs and fed beer to the dogs

The woman downstairs lost all her hair
And wore a beret in the laundry room
I borrowed her soap and bought her a Coke
But she left it on a dryer

She died in June weighing eighty two
Her boyfriend went back to New York
The cops wandered through her dusty rooms
One of them stole her TV

And when the wind screamed up Ashland Avenue
The corner bars were full by noon
And the old stew bums sliding down their stools
Ate boiled eggs and fed beer to the dogs


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"The Woman Downstairs" as written by Rennie S Sparks Brett Sparks

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    General CommentScary impression of ana. Good song. Shows how, even though your world is falling apart, things keep going. Also shows how corrupt society is. "The cops wandered through her dusty rooms. One of them stole her TV"
    queenofquiet23on January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song does a fantastic job of just starkly showing the hopelessness of modern life. There is something so sad about eating boiled eggs and feeding beer to the dog.
    SpaceOddity2k6on October 21, 2006   Link

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