10 December 2012

Don’t stop believin’

So you may recognize these song lyrics. But have you thought about them?

Just a small town girl
Livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ ... anywhere.

Just a city boy
Born and raised in south Detroit.
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere.

A singer in a smokey room.
A smell of wine and cheap perfume.
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on ....

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night.
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night.

Working hard to get my fill.
Everybody wants a thrill.
Payin’ anything to roll the dice just one ... more ... time.

Some will win, some will lose,
Some were born to sing the blues.
Oh, the movie never ends,
It goes on and on and on and on ....

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard,
Their shadows searching in the night.
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion,
Hiding somewhere in the night.

Don’t stop believin’.
Hold on to that feelin’.
Streetlight people ....

Don’t stop believin’.
Hold on
Streetlight people ....

Don’t stop believin’.
Hold on to that feelin’.
Streetlight people ....

Strangers? Midnight trains? Smokey rooms? People searching in the night under the streetlights? Roll the dice one more time?

“Don’t Stop Believin’ ” is a noir. I want Tom Waits to do a cover version.

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