"Swallowed by the Cracks" as written by David Francis Baerwald and David Ricketts....
I once was a dancer
I was young once like you
Though I know I don't look it
Jumped high as the sky

Had fire in my eyes
And legs like a stallion
And I had a girl and I loved her
My best friend was her brother

We were on top of the mountain that summer
Thought we'd never be swallowed by the cracks
Fallen so far down
Like the rest of those clowns begging bus fare back

Swallowed by the cracks
Our pride worn down talking times gone by
Like everybody else
Swallowed by the cracks

We would never be swallowed by the cracks
We would talk through the night
About what we would do
If we just could get started

I would choreograph
Eileen she would act while
Steve was a writer
Then stevie ran away and get bored

Eileen took a job in a store
Me I became this drunken old whore
'Cause you see we'd be swallowed by the cracks
Fallen so far down

Like the rest of those clowns begging bus fare back
Swallowed by the cracks our pride worn down
Talking times gone by like everybody else

Swallowed by the cracks
Swallowed by the cracks
You see we'd be swallowed by the cracks
Maybe it ain't over I can see it's up to me

You only out when you stay out you stay out when you don't
Believe we could drive around in circles getting nowhere
All night long getting drunk with strangers telling lies
And singing along with the jukebox baby
Swallowed by the cracks


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"Swallowed by the Cracks" as written by David Francis Baerwald David Ricketts

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