Dusting down those old cotton balls,
Recycled halls,
Secret phonecalls.
You never questioned me of anything,
I didn’t sing,
I didn’t sing.

Someone told you he hides in his room,
Safe as a womb,
Silent as a tomb.
You never asked me for the missing link,
Or what did I think?
Or what did I think?

But where is that place you go to?
The smell of diesel and the sound of a motor
Backfiring,
I was just enquiring.

A place with such a bad reputation,
But you go for your secret liaison,
I guess you’re only there cos you want to meet,
One of those characters who lives on Swann Street.
Lives on Swann Street.
But he’s gone away,
There’s a sign, says he’s gone away.
Don’t know if he’ll be back someday,
Or if he just went yesterday.

I sent a message to the middle man,
Hide if you can,
There’d be time if you ran.
A place with a stench and the taste of dirt,
And yes, it hurt.
Oh, yes it hurt.

So where is that place you go to?
The smell of diesel and the sound of a motor
Backfiring,
I was just enquiring.

A place with such a bad reputation,
But you go for your secret liaison,
I guess you’re only there cos you want to meet,
One of those characters who lives on Swann Street.
Lives on Swann Street.
But he’s gone away,
There’s a sign, says he’s gone away.
Don’t know if he’ll be back someday,
Or if he just went yesterday.

It takes me back to Doubleback.
It is a part of me.
You once were good enough to eat,
Til you started frequenting Swann Street.

Now where is that place you go to?
The smell of diesel and the sound of a motor
Backfiring,
I was just enquiring.

A place with such a bad reputation,
But you go for your secret liaison,
I guess you’re only there cos you want to meet,
One of those characters who lives on Swann Street.
Lives on Swann Street.
But he’s gone away,
There’s a sign, says he’s gone away.
Don’t know if he’ll be back someday,
Or if he just went yesterday.

A place with such a bad reputation,
But you go for your secret liaison,
I guess you’re only there cos you want to meet,
One of those characters who lives on Swann Street.
Lives on Swann Street.
But he’s gone away,
There’s a sign, says he’s gone away.
Don’t know if he’ll be back someday,
But I’ll always be here to say,
“He just went yesterday.”


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Bastard of Swann Street song meanings
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