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FOGTOWN
Michelle Shocked


There was a red sun rising early in this ghetto

Full moon was rising late last night

But you would not know, no you were fast asleep

You only see the city in the broad daylight

In the broad daylight

Fogtown, fogtown, down and out on your streets

I would run if I only had a place to run to

In old Fogtown


Her name was Ruby Red, she was a two-bit hooker

She had a man named Juan who tried to keep her clean

But late last night when the heroin took her

There was one less siren when the sirens reached the scene

Reached the scene

Fogtown, fogtown, down and out on your streets

I would run if I only had a place to run to

Old Fogtown


Well the city's got the charms of a painted lady

And survival bites like a black-headed bitch

You can find yourself on the closest corner

You wanna stay, you wanna go you've got the Fogtown itch

You've got the Fogtown itch

Fogtown, fogtown, on down and out on your streets

I would run if I only had a place to run

To old Fogtown

You're gonna be the death of me

Death of me


There was a red sun rising early in this ghetto

Full moon was rising late last night

But you would not know, no you were fast asleep

You only see the city in the broad daylight

In the broad daylight


MICHELLE SHOCKED

Michelle Shocked (born Dallas, Texas, February, 1962) is the stage name of Michelle Karen Johnston, an American singer-songwriter.

As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony walkman. Released in England as ‘The Texas Campfire Tapes’ without Shocked’s authority, its success abroad enticed Mercury Records to offer the newcomer a recording contract. ... Read More