"On the Dark Streets Below" as written by and Turla Thogerson....
Slow down, little girl
You've lost your way in the world
Slow down and start again
You'll feel much better in the end

"Annie's always been a live one"
Says the matroness
She never cries, she never lets
Her sorrows get the best of her
She makes a kind of music
Of the buttons popping off her dress
She knows that's just the way it goes
On the dark streets below

Adelle came from a decent town
Scraped by for first month's rent
Guessed with her brain
She could find a job in management
She showed promise in algebra
But now her talent's spent
On other's people's dough
On the dark streets below

So get up, kid
You're not licked yet
I never knew a time
When you wouldn't take a bet

Slow down, little girl
You've lost your way in this world
Slow down, start again
You'll feel much better in the end

August from the old country
Came over on a ship
It was like a floating oil drum
Had barely made the trip
She knew that she'd been screwed
As soon as she'd pulled up on the spit
Now she knows the dark streets below

These folks got nowhere left to go
The dark streets below
The dark streets below
The dark streets below


Lyrics submitted by artslut, edited by monroeet, Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentPretty sure he says 'you're not LICKED yet.'
    Kinda thought that was ironic taken in this context. lol
    a_melancholy_soulon April 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionDefinitely, it's "so get up kid / you're not licked yet"
    CNA5400on July 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningSo...I'm guessing it's about girls in a brothel? The line about the matroness suggests she's selling Annie like merchandise. And I further guess the narrator's offering to take one of these girls away to a better life, so she'd be placing a 'bet' on the narrator.
    CNA5400on July 12, 2010   Link

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