Dogs Of Bushwick

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lyrics

I was 15 years old when I wrote my first song
In a gas station kiosk
On a Casiotone
Near the stadium
In the shadow of a Miracle.

There’s a song for the desperate
Who robbed me at gunpoint
A song for the crackheads
And transvestite prostitutes
Loitering
Even got a song for you…

Got a little change
Got a little change
In my pocket
Now reach for it.
Got a little change
Got a little change
In my pocket
Now reach for it.

Find a trade and get paid
Make a lot and get laid
Just forget all the music
That swells in your head
Have a family
Buy a house in Oceanside

It’s a dangerous endeavor
And it’s much like a drug
Cos you think that you’re winning
But, it’s never enough
Till the money’s gone
Still the urge is twice as strong

Got a little change
Got a little change
In my pocket
Now reach for it.
Got a little change
Got a little change
In my pocket
Now reach for it.

Nothing to show for it
Nothing to show for…
Dogs of Bushwick.

And they play to their wives
And they play to their children
They play to their girlfriends
While time is shrinking their audience
To play at all don’t make no sense

It’s a gift, it’s a curse
It’s a drink that I nurse
And it sometimes gets better
But it also gets worse…

Got a little change
Got a little change
In my pocket
Now reach for it.
Got a little change
Got a little change
In my pocket
Now reach for it.

There’s a radio station alive in my head
There’s a radio station that’s driving me mad
Hearing symphonies
Strings and horns and timpani

I know silence to be the writer’s worst enemy
Apathy runs a close second
But, do what you want to me
There will still be song.

Got a little change
Got a little change
In my pocket
Now reach for it.
Got a little change
Got a little change
In my pocket
Now reach for it.

Nothing to show for it
Nothing to show for it
Nothing to show for it…
Dogs of Bushwick.

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from Green Is Good, released February 26, 2013

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The Sharp Things Brooklyn, New York

Formed in New York City in 1997, The Sharp Things are America’s premier orchestral pop-rock collective, drawing on diverse influences to produce a lush and vibrant sound that harkens back to the Golden Age of radio pop.

EverubodyEverybody is The Sharp Things’ seventh studio album, and the last in a sprawling, four-album series entitled Dogs Of Bushwick.
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