Goes on in Spanish Harlem
Goes on in Poughkeepsie
People slip away

Hit me in the arm
Just please do it swiftly
We ain't got all day, yeah

One more coat of arms
Every business weekly
What's Amanda say?

It's not that I'm so strong
I never knew what hit me
Since you came to stay, yeah

Speared and flayed
Burnt and bleeding,
I'll catch up some day
'Til tomorrow's bruises go away
And the grass is turning into hay
I'll be glad to be your extra blade

Goes on in Spanish Harlem
Goes on in Poughkeepsie
Lost my grip today

Here to stay
Least until it's time to go away
Walking masterpiece of remembered pain
This teeming life has got you in it's way
And I'm proud to be your lump of clay

Lyrics submitted by NorthWriter

Poughkeepsie song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is definitive proof that Evan Dando has never been to Poughkeepsie. I assure you, there are things happening in Spanish Harlem that aren't happening there!

    Beyond that, I'm not quite sure what's going on here and would love to hear people's thoughts.
    gravity_defianton March 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a recovering heroin addict having a relapse, and stating that it happens all over the world.
    sydbarrett5on June 28, 2009   Link

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