ain't life strange; ain't it funny
nothing matters much but love & money
things don't work out the way you reckon
money comes first & the love comes second
cigarettes make the sun come up; whisky makes the sun go down
& in-between you do a lot of standing around
it's all i can do to make it through the day
she wrapped it all in darkness, & i cant find my way

& i'm walking down the sidewalks of l.a.
wishing I had worn a jacket and leaves are falling down
i'm just another man with an empty handed heart, in an empty hearted town

it started out all right, ended up all wrong
should a done, should a done, but that's my song
now the night is falling hard & fast, all dressed up for the masquerade
& the light of the city stretch as far as the eye can see
look what wonders man has made, look what wonders man has made

i'm walking down the sidewalks of L.A.
wishing i had worn a jacket & leaves are falling down
& i'm just another man with an empty handed heart, in an empty hearted town
i'm walking down the sidewalks of L.A.
wishing I had worn a jacket & something more to say


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    General Comment"Things dont work out the way you reckon
    money comes first & the love comes second
    cigarettes make the sun come up; whisky makes the sun go down
    and in between you do a lot of standing around."

    "I'm walking down the sidewalks of L.A.
    wishing I had worn a jacket and leaves are falling down"

    The Poet Lauriat of the rock n' roll lifestyle.
    TheThornBirdson March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnother great song by WZ. I'm not sure why he rejected it from his proper debut, though it is a bit wordy and would have benefited from some editing. That said, it is an excellent portrait of loneliness in a big city, specifically LA. By the way, the second line in the chorus is "wishing I had a warmer jacket," not "wishing I had worn a jacket," which is far less poetic than what WZ wrote.
    willsall88on April 06, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI saw that too.

    "Wishing I had a warmer jacket" are the correct lyrics.


    Terrific song.
    Okemoon May 22, 2012   Link

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