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The Company – Skid Row (Downtown) lyrics

Alarm goes off at seven
And you start uptown
You put in your eight hours
For the powers that have always been
Till it's five P.M
Then You go

Where the folks are broke
Where your life's a joke
When you buy your token
You go
Home to skid row

Yes, you go

Where the cabs don't stop
Where the food is slop
Where the hop-heads flop
In the snow
Down on Skid Row

Uptown you cater to a million jerks
Uptown you're messengers and
Mailroom clerks
Eating all your lunches at the
Hot dog carts
The bosses take your money
And they break your hearts

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

That's when you go

Where the guys are drips
Where they rip your slips
Where relationships are no go
Down on skid row

Down on skid row
Down on skid row
Down on skid row
Down on skid row
Down on skid row
Down on skid row
Down on skid row

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

That's your home address
Ya live Downtown
When your life's a mess
Ya live Downtown
Where depression's just
Status Quo
Down on skid row

Someone show me a way to get
Outta here
'Cause I constantly pray I'll get
Outta here
Please, won't somebody say I'll get
Outta here
Someone gimme my shot or I'll
Rot here

There's no rules for us
'Cause it's dangerous
Where the rainbow's jus a no-show

Where the sun don't shine
Past the bottom line
Go ask any wino, he'll know

I'll do I dunno what to get outta skid
But a hell of a lot to get outta skid
People tell me there's not a way outta skid
But believe me I gotta get outta skid

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