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Mike Doughty – Down On The River By The Sugar Plant lyrics

All of the girls out with their hips asway,
But I'm the lonliest man.
They're selling insence and sunglasses on Orchard Street,
Boatloads of bootleg Sean Jean.

I dreamed you up in this vast, dark bed,
Believe I loved you for each hair upon the back of your neck,
And I want to kiss you, but I can't,
Down on the river by the sugar plant,
Down on the river by the sugar plant.

Earings weighing down the lobe,
A nose who loves to slope,
And a mouth turned down.
Shoulders, pale and beautiful,
And angle of the throat,
And a sweet, sad, stare.

All of the waves that crash upon the shore,
Fruitlessly shushing the world.
I'll pledge allegiance to my displacement,
My flag of doubt is unfurrled.

I'll dream you up on a vast, dark coast,
Believe I see you walking towards me,
Arms outstretched like a ghost,
And I want to kiss you but I can't,
Down on the river by the sugar plant...

Down on the river by the sugar plant... [5x]

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