from PIRATES

Pirates
(so long lonely avenue)


  • written by Rickie Lee Jones


    Come on - Joey get out of school
    We got places to go
    A '57 Lincoln you got a radio that hurts
    And the girls like to touch it
    Just to find out if it works
    But don't look at me
    It wasn't me

    Joey live on the edge of the corner
    Of living on the run
    I like to ride in the middle
    I'm just tryin' to have some fun
    Until the Pirates come
    And take me

    And I won't need a pilot
    Got a pirate who might sail
    Somewhere I heard far away
    You answer me
    So I'm holding on
    To your rainbow sleeves

    Well, good-bye boys,
    Oh my buddy boys,
    Oh my sad-eyed Sinatras
    It's a cold globe around the sea
    You keep the shirt that I bought ya
    And I know you'll get the chance to make it
    And nothin's gonna stop you
    You just reach right out and take it
    You say - So long, lonely Avenue
    So long lonely avenue

    I'll see you there
    Wait 'n see
    Be lookin' for me
    Just like you
    Just like me

length: 3:50 minutes
vocals: Rickie Lee Jones
drums: Steve Gadd
synthesizer: Donald Fagen
synthesizer: Rob Mounsey
harmonica: Sal Bernardi
trumpet and flugelhorn: Randy Brecker
tenor & baritone sax:Tom Scott
alto sax: David Sanborn

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