Rickie Lee Jones

I say this was no game of chicken

You were aiming your best friend

That you wear like a switchblade on a chain around your neck

I think you picked this up in Mexico from your dad

Now its daddy on the booze

And Brando on the ice

Now it's Dean in the doorway

With one more way he can't play this scene twice

So you drug her down every drag of this forbidden fit of love

And you told her to stand tall whet you kissed her

But that's not where you were thinking...

How could a Natalie Wood not get sucked into a scene so custom tucked?

How now look who shows up

In the same place

In this case

I think it's better

To face it -

We belong together

We belong together

Once Johnny the King made a spit ring

And all the skid kids saw a very, very proud man

And he entwine her in his finger

And she lay there like a baby in his hand

And climb upon the rooftop docks lookin' out on the crosstown seas

And he wraps his jacket across her shoulders

And he falls and hugs and holds her on his knees

But a sailor just takes a broad down to the dark end of the fair

To turn her into a tattoo

That will whisper

Into the back of Johnny's black hair

And now Johnny the King walks these streets without her in the rain

Lookin' for a leather jacket

And a girl who wrote her name forever

A promise that -

We belong together

We belong together

Shall we weigh along these streets

Young lions on the lam?

Are the signs you hid deep in your heart

All left on neon for them?

Who are foolish

Who are victim

Of the sailors and the ducky boys who would

Move into your eyes and lips and

Every tear

That falls down on the neighborhood now

I said "Bird, we just gotta tell them"

And they turn and ignore us

And the only heroes we got left

Are written right before us

And the only angel who sees us now

Watches through each other's eyes

And I can hear him

In every footstep's p


Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist, musician, songwriter, and producer from the United States. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. Rickie Lee Jones is a singer songwriter whose style leans on jazz and pop/R&B timing and personification.

Jones settled in LA at the age of nineteen, doing the classic waiting tables stuff until she landed a recording contract with Warners. ... Read More