I was the cleaning man
I was the cleaning man
Listened to the radio play 'Cowgirl in the Sand'
When I was the cleaning man

I was the cleaning man
After everyone had come
To talk and drink and dance
I could see the evening scene reflecting in the cans

Now echoes of the empty room return with loneliness
And in the darkness of the night
I take the devil's hand
When I was the cleaning man

I was death's hand
I was heroin
To somebody I shouldn't have been

I was heroin
I was death's hand
I was the thief who stole all those women and men
I stood at the funerals of relatives and friends
And like a Midas eye wishing my greed and curse would end

When I was the cleaning man
When I was the cleaning man
When I was the cleaning man


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    General CommentWow, the first person to post on one powerful intense song from a band that othewise throws out gems but outlined in slapstick and or comedic undertones. What can you sau about the great Sam jayne, ex-heroin lover yes, unknown underrated unbelievably talented lead singer of band that should be played all over the radio but thank god is not, and for the song at hand, not his best but far from his worst, its very moody but open enough to sing along. And if you have ever tragically and unfortuneately had a taste of heroin, a song like this takes on a few more meanings to the everyday Joe. I love it, and I wish there were more songs on this website for LOL, especially Missdirection. Now that is a masterpiece is my eyes. Same Jayne night = dead to some but to me he and the rest hopefully keep em coming...heroin and all.
    TomThumb681on May 02, 2010   Link

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