"Street Joy" as written by and James Petralli Austin Jenkins....
I don't mind the sound
Of your voice, of your voice
When you use it like your gun
So much fun, fire your gun

Casual as you are, gets hard to say
I won't say, 'less you're going away

He strings himself on up to your front door
You've been a wall of ideas about the rich and the poor
We could start home talking
Make your focus break
When you're left to yourself
You throw it out anyway

I don't differentiate
We from they, we from they
Feel my appetite
Why is life sleepless night?

Lean my head against an angry moon
Always room, angry moon

In and out of a metal chair
In an unknown apartment where
I can build myself up
Before I make the scare
String myself up onto your front door

Street joy
You adore

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"Street Joy" as written by James Petralli Austin Jenkins

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    General CommentI've been listening to this song for some time and there's a few lyrical mishaps in your interpretation. You did a great job with the lyrics except for like 3 parts.
    In the begining he says: "Of A Voice. Of Your Voice."
    The first line of the chorus is: "He's Stringing..."
    The last line of the chorus is: " When you're left to yourself, you're going anyway."
    MGMT85on July 11, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionGreat work on this. It took me forever to figure out he was saying "With his car horn talk...," what a bizarre and wonderful metaphor.

    After listening to a handful of live versions of this, I would recommend the following corrections:

    First chorus: "He's stringing himself up..." --> "He street himself up...."
    First chorus: "You been a wall of ideas..." --> "You been a world of ideas...."
    First chorus: "With his car horn talk, you make..." -> "With his car horn talk, he'll make..."

    Second verse: "Feel my appetite..." --> "(I) fill my appetite..."

    Second chorus: "I can build myself up before I make the scare..." --> "I can build myself up before I make the scale..." (as in, scaling a mountain)
    Second chorus: "String myself up..." --> "Street myself up...."

    The lyrics here hit the studio version on the head. Live, James Petralli likes to add little phrases here and there, especially in slow-jam versions where they're really groovin'. As an example: the album version sounds like "Always room, angry moon...," but live he'll sing: "Cuz there's always room, on an angry moon..."
    whusterjon November 13, 2011   Link

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