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Downtown (Skid Row) lyrics

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[Crystal]
Alarm goes off at seven
and you start uptown.
You put in your eight hours
for the powers that have always been.

[Ronnette]
sing it, child

[Crystal]
Til it's five P. M.
[Wino #1]
Then you go

[Downtown Girls]
Downtown
Where the folks are broke
You go
Downtown
Where your life's a joke
You go
Downtown
When you buy your token, you go-
Home to Skid Row!
Home to Skid Row!

[Wino #1]
yes, you go

[All]
Downtown
[Crystal]
Where the cabs don't stop.
[All]
Downtown
[Mushnik]
Where the food is slop.
[All]
Downtown
Where the hop-heads flop in the snow!
Down on Skid Row!

[Girls]
Uptown you cater to a million jerks
Uptown your messengers and mailroom clerks
Eatin' all your lunches at the hot-dog carts
The bosses take your money
And they break your hearts

And uptown you cater to a million whores
You disinfect terrazzo on their bathroom floors
Your morning's tribulation, afternoon's a curse
And five o'clock is even worse-

[Wino #1]
That's when you go
[All]
Downtown
[Audrey]
Where the guys are drips.
[All]
Downtown
[Audrey]
Where they rip your slips.
Downtown
Where relationships are no-go.

[All]
Down on Skid Row!

[Seymour]
Poor!
All my life, I've always been poor!
I keep asking god what I'm for!
And he tells me,
"Gee, I'm not sure...
Sweep that floor, kid"
Oh!
I started life as an orphan,
A child of the street, here on Skid Row!

He took me in, gave me shelter,
A bed, crust of bread, and a job-
Treats me like dirt,
Calls me a slob,
Which I am!
So I live...

[Others]
Downtown
[Seymour]
That's your home address, ya live
[Others]
Downtown
[Seymour]
When your life's a mess, ya live
[Others]
Downtown
[Seymour]
Where depression's jes' status quo!
[Others]
Down on Skid Row!

[Seymour]
Someone show me a way to get outa here
Cause I constantly pray I'll get outa here
Please won't somebody say I'll get outa here
Someone gimme my shot or I'll rot here!

{lyrics A and B are sung at the same time, C and D will be sung at the same time}

[Seymour]{A}
Show me how and I will,
I'll get outa here
I'll start climbin' up hill
and get outa here
Someone tell me I still
could get outa here
Someone tell lady luck
that I'm stuck here

[Cast]{B}
Downtown
There's no rules for us
Downtown-
Cause it's dangerous
Downtown
Where the rainbow's just a no-show
when you live...

[Seymour & Audrey]{C}
Gee, it sure would be swell
to get outa here
Bid the gutter farewell
and get outa here
I'd move heaven and hell
to get outa Skid
I'd do I-dunno-what
to get outa Skid
But a hell of a lot
to get outa Skid
People tell me theres
Not a way outa Skid
But believe me I gotta get outa

[Cast] {D}
Downtown
Where the sun don't shine!
Downtown
Past the bottom line
Down town
Go ask any whino, he'll know

Downtown

Downtown

Downtown

[All]
skid row!



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