Uptown
It's murder out in the street
Uptown
It's murder out in the street
That's where I found my mandarin plum
That's where you'd be if you found one

Where the nights are bright
And joy is complete
Keep my squeeze on Green Flower Street

Since May
There's trouble most every night
Since May
There's trouble most every night
(Trouble every night)

Where once we danced our sweet routine
It reeks of wine and kerosene

Where the nights are bright
And joy is complete
Keep my squeeze on Green Flower Street

There's a special place for lovers
One we understand
There where neon bends in daylight sky
In that sunny room she soothes me
Cools me with her fan
We're drifting
A thousand years roll by

Lou Chang
Her brother he's burning with rage
Lou Chang
Her brother he's burning with rage
(Lou Chang burns with rage)
I'd like to know what's on his mind
He says hey buddy you're not my kind

Where the nights are bright
And joy is complete
Keep my squeeze on Greenflower Street


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  • +2
    General CommentI would say white guy gets asian girlfriend... gang activity... and in the end mandarin plum's brother threatens our protaganist... this song makes my joy complete love Greenflower Street. Great tune!
    underbanyantreeson March 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMore than likely "greenflower street" is a drug reference, which was kind of a common thing with the songs in those days. This seems to be hinted throughout the song (i.e. "drifting"... "joy is complete".. including the song title itself) and while this is going on he gets into hot water with his Asian girlfriend's brother.
    Russo11on February 26, 2017   Link

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