Thursday, August 13, 2009


By Tony Hatch
Rise Up Singing chapter: City, p.18

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When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go — downtown
When you've got worries all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know — downtown
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
Listen to the music of the traffic in the city
How can you lose?

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The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
And go downtown, where all the lights are bright
Downtown, waiting for you tonight
Downtown, it's gonna be all right now

Don't hang around and let your troubles surround you
There are movie shows — downtown
Maybe you know some little places to go to
Where they never close — downtown
Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossanova
You'll be dancing with it too before the night is over
Happy again