Downtown (Live)

Brian Oberlin

Cardboard merchant on the corner

50 cent slots at 3 a.m.

Plenty going on besides your cell phone

Sugar boys looking for a friend

I'm going downtown tonight

Ballerina dancing to a soundtrack

Shopping cart parade on the street

Junkie Reinhardt busking on the sidewalk

Ladies heels clicking to the beat

I'm going downtown tonight

Telephone poles pregnant with posters on the corner

Hyping play-for-nothing bands of hipsters and a Hohner

Double dealing villains on the platform

Hungry urban campers by the rail

Pseudo honky tonkin' at the whiskey club

Bluegrass bands they pale....... so good at sipping ale now

I'm going downtown anyway

I know of the love of the common people

I'm calling out, like bells of a steeple

(but you) Won't hear coyotes howling

Stars don't light up the sky

Hustle fills the air in the city

Blinded to the eagles flying by

I'm going downtown anyway