"Poison Girl" as written by and Chris Whitley....
Moonlight over the alley
Baby where I come from
There's a poison girl, a poison girl
Sister do medicine business

Three dollar down for the gun
She's a poison girl, poison girl
I be waiting uptown
While she gone underground for a ride

I be waiting uptown
While she passes some trick on the side
Well I'm sitting here burning my money
Worth nothing if only to score

With some poison girl, poison girl
There's a place an' I know
Anybody can go for a price
There's a place an' I know

You be putting your soul up on ice
Well now mama sad son what's your hurry?
Mama don't know what I done
For the poison girl, poison girl

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"Poison Girl" as written by Chris Whitley

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  • +1
    General CommentSad no one's posted on one of the greatest songs in the last 40 years.

    Song is about getting drugs
    stoney6on September 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Well I'm sitting here burning my money"
    Is a great line, I have sat in bars "killing time" before today waiting for something or someone, and this describes it perfectly, buying drinks not because you want them, just to be allowed to sit there.
    Flamencoprofon June 03, 2016   Link

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