"Nervous In The Alley" as written by and Steven Scott/camp Harwell....
She's 15 and she's leaving home
Living on the streets where she don't feel alone
Daddy's always gone and mommy's on the sauce
Living in a mansion it's easy to get lost
She's going to a place where they understand
Baby's on the way her womb's a garbage can
Who said anything about a good life
This one's bad bad bad bad
Gonzo again just another entry to the never ending story
Wasted again I think you need a new best friend

Nervous in the alley off the boulevard
Shaking all over and the panic starts
You see she needs to get her prescription filled
And she knows exactly how she'll be billed
Nervous in the alley waiting for a fix
She ain't got no money just a couple of tricks

Who said anything about a charmed life
This one's sad sad sad sad
Gonzo again, just another entry to the never ending story
Wasted again, I think you need a new best friend

Who said anything about a good life
Who said anything about a charmed life
Who said anything about a fair life
It's mad

Dying in the alley waiting for her man
Carrying her child and a sleeping bag
Should have would have could have never crossed her mind
So she passes on to the other side
Here he comes suit shades car and a beeper
Sugar daddy pimp pushing fucking grim reaper

Who said anything about a fair life
This one's mad mad mad mad
Gonzo again, just another entry to the never ending story
Wasted again, I think you need a new friend
Gonzo again, just another entry to the never ending story
Wasted again, she's got herself a new best friend


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"Nervous in the Alley" as written by Gregory D. Camp Greg Camp

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  • +2
    General CommentA girl runs away from home and becomes a pregnant, drug addicted prostitute and then dies. Man what a downer
    Zatchon July 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe song is about run away kids living on North First street in san jose. most of them come from pretty well-off families. "living in a mansion, its easy to get lost" so yeah..
    marcosturmon July 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI disagree, I don't think it's a reference to the muppet. The word "gonzo" means unconventional or strange, so I think the song was saying that though her death was not what would have been expected of her, she still ended up with "a new best friend..." or in heaven - albeit in an unusual, unfortunate manner.
    wildernesson December 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti forgot to add that carson daly used to be a dj here in san jose like 1995-1996 (98.5 KOME) and he played this song alot, before waliking on the sun came out, and when smash mouth was still unsigned
    marcosturmon July 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGonzo the muppet, he was like without a home and sad, so the song is saying that this guy is lost and sad.
    BennyPalermoon September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does the gonzo part mean, does anyone know?
    bfcobblerman08on December 16, 2005   Link

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