The moon is in the gutter
And the stars wash down the sink
I am the king of the blues
I scrape the clay off my shoes
And weigh down the butter
Gutter blues

The moon blind my eyes
With open cataracts
As I cut through the saw mills
And the stacks
Leapin' over the gulley
Where I would one day take Lucy
Then wash up my hands
In the gutter

Such a long way from home
Just me and the moon
Is in the gutter
All my plans are flushed down the drain
I wander lonely
As the clouds over her memories
And her mound
Then lie down in the bitter
Gutter blues

Lyrics submitted by smallwonderrobot, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General Commentjust about a man wandering aimlessly, lost, perhaps after a breakdown of relationship
    cintaon November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHas it something to do with the film "Moon in the gutter"(1983)? Otherwise, what is it about Moon and gutter?

    There's a poetic chinese saying about moon and gutter in fact (dated back to 1200s), I was surprised the western culture relates moon and gutter too. Pure coincidence?
    bonedrivenon September 25, 2015   Link

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