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Artist/Band: David Byrne
Lyrics for Song: Dirty Old Town (Mapeye)
Lyrics for Album: Other Songs - David Byrne



Well, there are sixteen people in Danny's apartment

Sixteen people are living in there

Remember the days of rent control

Grandpa remembers rock and roll



These days won't last forever

These days won't last for long

You know, somebody somewhere owes us a favor

That's how things really get done

In this World of Opportunities, it's a Land of Possibilities



We wanna live in a dirty old town

Building it up, tearing us down

With our head in the clouds and our feet on the ground

We wanna live - dirty old town

Dirty old town



Now when the ladies come from Kansas

They wear their traditional colors

Today the fabrics are ragged and torn

The clothes on their backs is all that they own

They say, "Don't draw attention to yourself

They'll tear you apart for a couple of bucks

Keep you head down and keep you nose clean

'Cause people who're scared do dangerous things"



These days can't last forever

These days can't last for long

You know someday things'll get better

Somehow things'll get done

In this World of Possibilities, it's the Land of Opportunities



We wanna live in a dirty old town

Building it up, tearing us down

With our head in the clouds and our feet on the ground

We wanna live - dirty old town

Dirty old town



These days shoes are worn only on special occasions

Battles are fought for fam'ly and nations

Maybe you'll pray, but God isn't home

And there's no guarantee that justice be done



We wanna live in a dirty old town

Building it up, tearing us down

With our head in the clouds and our feet on the ground

We wanna live - dirty old town

Dirty old town


Album Lyrics: Other Songs - David Byrne


David Byrne
"Other Songs - David Byrne"


1. A Self Made Man
2. Astronaut
3. Big Blue Plymouth
4. Big Business
5. Carnival Eyes
6. Come With Us
7. Dirty Old Town (Mapeye)
8. Don't Fence Me In
9. Don't Want to be Part of Your World (Samba)
10. Dreamworld - Marco De Canaveses
11. Eggs in a Briar Patch
12. Everything That Happens
13. Fall With Me
14. Finite = Alright
15. Glad
16. Glass, Concrete And Pain
17. Good & Evil
18. His Wife Refused
19. Home
20. I Feel My Stuff
21. I Know Sometimes a Man is Wrong
22. I've Tried [Things to Do] [Knee Play 9]
23. In The Future [Knee Play 12]
24. Independence Day
25. Lazy (X-Press 2 Feat. David Byrne)
26. Lie to Me
27. Life Is Long
28. Lighthouse
29. Like Humans Do (Radio Version)
30. Loco De Amor
31. Make Believe Mambo
32. My Big Hands
33. My Fair Lady
34. Office Cowboy
35. One Fine Day
36. Poison
37. Poor Boy
38. Princess
39. Ready for This World
40. River
41. The Call of The Wild
42. The Dream Police
43. The Great Western Road
44. The Heart's A Lonely Hunter
45. The People Tree
46. The Rose Tattoo
47. The Sound of Business [Knee Play 3]
48. Tree (Today is an Important Occasion) [Knee Play 1]
49. Two Soldiers
50. Un Di Felice, Eterea
51. Under Heavy Manners
52. Unknown
53. Wanted for Life
54. Waters Of March
55. Where The Sun Never Goes Down. [Knee Play 5]
56. Women vs. Men (Bolero)
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