from PIRATES (1981)

We belong together

  • written by Rickie Lee Jones

    I say this was no game of chicken
    You were aiming your best friend
    That you wear like a switchblade on a chain around your neck
    I think you picked this up in Mexico from your dad
    Now its daddy on the booze
    And Brando on the ice
    Now it's Dean in the doorway
    With one more way he can't play this scene twice So you drug her down every
    drag of this forbidden fit of love
    And you told her to stand tall when you
    kissed her
    But that's not where you were thinking...
    How could a Natalie Wood not get sucked into a scene so custom tucked?
    But now look who shows up
    In the same place
    In this case
    I think it's better
    To face it ---
    We belong together
    We belong together

    Once Johnny the King made a spit ring
    And all the skid kids saw a very, very proud man
    And he entwined her in his finger
    And she lay there like a baby in his hand
    And climb upon the rooftop docks lookin' out on the cross-town seas
    And he wraps his jacket across her shoulders
    And he falls and hugs and holds her on his knees
    But a sailor just takes a broad down to the dark end of the fair
    To turn her into a tattoo
    That will whisper
    Into the back of Johnny's black hair
    And now Johnny the King walks these streets without her in the rain
    Lookin' for a leather jacket
    And a girl who wrote her name forever
    A promise that ---
    We belong together
    We belong together

    Shall we weigh along these streets
    Young lions on the lam?
    Are the signs you hid deep in your heart
    All left on neon for them?
    Who are foolish
    Who are victim
    Of the sailors and the ducky boys who would
    Move into your eyes and lips and
    Every tear
    That falls down on the neighborhood now
    I said "Bird, we just gotta tell them"
    And they turn and ignore us
    And the only heroes we got left
    Are written right before us
    And the only angel who sees us now
    Watches through each other's eyes
    And I can hear him
    In every footstep's passing sigh
    He goes crazy these nights
    Watching heartbeats go by...
    And they whisper ---
    We belong together
    We belong together.

length: 4:59 minutes
vocals: Rickie Lee Jones
drums: Steve Gadd

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