Avenue A

Benny got a new tattoo
Down at the St. Mark’s Zoo
So he walks down to the park
Drinkin 40’s, till it’s dark
Talkin to a grey haired man
In a tie-dyed shirt and ragged pants
He said,
That’s where the hippies used to play
Down on Avenue A

Susie got a new pair of shoes
Now she don’t know what know do
So she’s sitting in the Park
Smokin pot till it’s dark
Talking to a toothless man
With spiky hair
And leather pants
He said,
I knew Stiv in the day
And that’s where the junkies used to play
Down on Avenue A

When every memory is gone
and everything you know is wrong

Takin the edge off……on a beautiful day
with a Frappacino and a crème brulee
yeah, it’s all over when you see a Range Rover
and to my bodega, I say hasta luego
it’s not what you do, it’s what you say
and it’s not who you know, it’s who you pay
Down on Avenue A