"The Midnight Promise" as written by and Jeffrey Lee Pierce....
He weaves out words
Over 7th & A
He speaks Egyptian
And calls your name

His blue face
Is always the same
He reached behind you and tickles the game
Anyway, there's no one left to blame

And when he hits you
And you are down on the walk
You have your promise, your midnight promise

And when you scream
It comes out a squawk
You have your promise, your midnight promise

Oh, whisper you love me
Slips out of the dawn
And into an alley where the curtains are drawn
Into a room where somebody gets on you

The moaning through garages and loading docks
The walls of Soul City
And the aging clock
The camera eye is fixed and it locks on you

He closes your eyes
And he hands you a dream
You have your promise, your midnight promise

You got the works
But, you can't afford the treat
You have your promise, your midnight promise

And if you make 20 dollars
You really have a time
You have your promise, your midnight promise

And all your cabs
And diamonds stand in line
You have your promise, your midnight promise

Your breathe on the window
Rings the note
You're always coughing from the smoke
And hatching children in your throat

Ghost hands slip
Underneath the sheets
Seems your rhythm has gone to sea
Don't push that Red Hot, it just might scream

You got a 127 ways to die
You have your promise, your midnight promise
It's such a deal
So go for the ride
And get your promise, your midnight promise


Lyrics submitted by ecorchee1

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