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Don McLean – Magdalene Lane lyrics

The angels are lost in the city of stars
The wise men are down on their knees.
And the fruitman of freeway will sell you his cars
When he's sure that you can't find the keys.

And the ladies on Magdalene lane
All worship the sun and the sand.
And the migrants who come can't complain
For this is their promised land.

La la la la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.
La la la la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.

Mgm studios can't make the nut
They're auctioning Dorothy's shoes.
Gable is gone, the good witch is a s***
And I've got the parking lot blues.

The wizard brought benzadrine smiles
And he never let Dorothy doze.
She died as she walked down the aisle
And all that remains is her clothes.

Over the rainbow a Kansas tornado
Can twist up a little girl's head.
Aunt Em's on relief and the tinman's a thief
And even the wizard can't wake the dead.

La la la la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.

The prophet has come to this kingdom of lights
But there's no one to listen or learn.
And the savior performs for the prophet's delight
While dissenters are banished or burned.

And the heretics beg to be heard
But the savior's on tour for the week.
Salvation is found in his word
If only he'd learn how to speak.

And Lincoln is laughing with Amos 'n' Andy
Concerning the Great Civil War.
And Paul Revere sleeps with the worst looking creeps
While revolution's knocking at his door.

La la la la la la la la la,
La la la la la la la.

Magdalene Lane is the red light domain
Where everyone's soul is for sale.
A piece of your heart will do for a start
But you can send us the rest in the mail.

For we have our own families to feed
And we can't let them starve just for you.
Well, we'd rather not watch while you bleed
So come back in an hour when you're through.

It's just another city full of sorrow,
It makes no difference why I came.
I only know I'm leaving here tomorrow
And only the motel man knows my name.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/don_mclean/magdalene_lane.html

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