Chinatown Shakedown
I went down to Gentleman Jim's
He looked so wild, I didn't recognize him
I got out the side door, 'cause I had a hunch
That when Jim gets wild he packs a real
Mean punch
I said, "Hey Jim, now that's okay,
I'll come back and catch you on a better day."

Alienation on the second floor,
I gave it all, but you wanted more,
There's one thing honey, I can't understand,
Why do you mistake me for some other man?
We scratch and fight, and then clutch at straws
Well Mama, you know where you can find
That door

I've got the feeling
We'll get this right
It may seem strange to you
But it's just part of life
Down in Chinatown
Shakedown

From now on this is a friendly zone
And everybody here can call this home
I said, "Hey mama, now that's okay,
Might try and catch you on a better day."

I've got the feeling
We'll get this right
It may seem strange to you
But it's just a part of life
Down in Chinatown
Shakedown, mama
Here in Chinatown
It's a shakedown


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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