"Sugar Cinnamon" as written by and John Baldwin Gourley....
Did you ever see anyone
Sleeping on the streets
Did you ever know anyone
Sleeping on the streets
Slip out your arrows in tongues
(I'll dance on that cross)

Speech trial come and lead my palms
Sleeping on the streets
Soil pressed to the knees and below
Sleeping on the streets
Slip out your arrows in tongues
(I'll dance on that cross)

Because standing tall will make you grow
Sleeping on the streets
But only sharp eyes ever know
Sleeping on the streets
Slip out your arrows in tongues
(I'll dance on that cross)

Tell me where we plan to be
Tell me where we plan to be

That sugar met cinnamon
Baby boys born a gentleman
Sleeping on the streets
Only love for everyone
Sleeping on the streets
Slip out your arrows in tongues
(I'll dance on that cross)

My piano begs to take him home
Sleeping on the streets
But he's got those keys in his nose
Sleeping on the streets
Slip out your arrows in tongues
(I'll dance on that cross)

That dance about in skipping views
Sleeping on the streets
Got my only son feeling so low
Sleeping on the streets
Slip out your arrows in tongues
(I'll dance on that cross)

Tell me where we plan to be
Tell me where we plan to be

I'll be digging up these crops like snails licking,
Leaving lips like living trails
Bodies dragging down against the earth
They said "Don't you squeal
I know a pig when I sees one"
Coming up about the bend
It's a long and quiet road ahead
Still they're talking talking talking talking talking
And always moving where we're sleeping
Where we're sleeping

Did you ever see anyone
Sleeping on the streets?
Did you ever know anyone
Sleeping on the streets?
Slip out your arrows in tongues
(I'll dance on that cross)

Did you ever see anyone?
Did you ever know or plan to
Tell me where we plan to be


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    General CommentI get the feeling hes trying to touch on certain cruelties and hipocracies of the unfortunate..

    Slip out your arrows in tounges - you know the "get a job!" "you bum." comments? thats what i take fromt his anyhow.. i could be way off
    JAMadisonon March 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what this song means but Gourley did say in an interview that he just wanted to have "sleeping on the streets" in a song.
    arielolon January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it might be about something to do with cops.
    Only because they say "pigs".
    dm.tymon April 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNow that I have had efficient time to read this through I think that's about poor vs the rich.

    "Baby boys born a gentleman," If a baby is born into a rich family, society respects him.

    "Did you ever know anyone sleeping on the streets?" Telling the rich that they shouldn't mock/judge the poor because they've never known anyone who have actually lived through that scenario.

    And then I think the song goes onto say that really it's the rich, greedy ones you should actually watch out for.

    "There's always moving where we're sleeping," means that when everyone is sound asleep they're really scheming around us, involving us.


    And lastly, I believe "I'll dance on that cross," means he'd rather be one of the poor than one of rich.

    dm.tymon November 11, 2010   Link

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