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SUICIDE ALLEY
Shawn Colvin


Wait for me by the banshee tree


Let me be your wailing companion


Pass 'em on by don't look 'em in the eye


Suicide Alley is callin'


You thought you were dreaming


You could wake up dead


And you'll never know what's real


All this damage is runnin' loose in your head


And it really matters to me




Oh no baby don't go


Walkin' down Suicide Alley




Downtown baby it's a million to one


You might as well name your poison


And stand in line by the exit sign


Suicide Alley is waiting




You're a loose cannonball on a sinking ship


From the belly of the beast, shot from the hip


But you don't have to be going down the dark hall


You're not tied to the chair, you're not nailed to the wall




Oh, no, baby don't go


Walkin' down Suicide Alley




Sitting naked by the window in the middle of the night


I can see you wearing your halo


If only in the daybreak of the dirty street light


I know baby wasn't born to follow




You know I wasn't born I was spat out at a wall


And nobody even knew my name


The sun hatched me out, cradle and all


On the corner of First and Insane




For the souls of the departed and the renegades of love


You and me we gotta be all we dreamed of


In the ruins of mischief through the ravages of time


You got a place in this world of mine




Oh, no, baby don't go


Walkin' down Suicide Alley


SHAWN COLVIN

Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs".

Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music ... Read More