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STREETCORNER AMBASSADOR
Michelle Shocked


In the pocket of my pants

I pay my toll to the sidewalk troll

My entrance fee to street romance

Oh Streetcorner ambassador

This city treats you well

supplies the finest newsprint sheets

The penthouse suite, Park Bench Hotel


Conferring with the delegates

Around imported port

Important issues of the day

Say "Unity will buy a quart"

Oh streetcorner ambassador

keeps highbrow company

They drink the finest of liqueur

At the A Train Embassy


And it's toss into the old tin cup

A shiny copper penny

Sing along that old refrain

"Can you spare a little change, man?

can you spare just a little change?"


The cop said "Move on or I'm gonna

take you to the shelter"

She beat a quick retreat that's how

He knew that he had helped her

Oh Streetcorner Ambassador

it seems so clear to me

The more you are ignored

It's called diplomatic immunity


Now if you find my money

On the street you let it be

consider it my joint account

with someone who really needs it

Oh streetcorner ambassador

Back from Vietnam or up from the South

Those patronizing liberals

Took the words out of your mouth


And it's toss into the old tin cup

A shiny copper penny

Sing along that old refrain

"Can you spare a little change, man?

can you spare just a little change


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