"Darkness On The Edge Of Town"
Spread out now Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mama's reins,You know playin' Blind Man's Bluff is a little baby's game,You pick up Little Dynamite, I'll pick up Little GunAnd together we're gonna go out tonight and make that highway run
You don't have to call me lieutenant, Rosie, and I don't want to be your son,
The only lover I'm ever gonna need's your soft, sweet little girl's tongue, And Rosie, you're the one.
Dynamite's in the belfry, baby, playin' with the bats,
Little Gun's downtown in front of Woolworth's tryin' out his attitude on all the cats,
Papa's on the corner waitin' for the bus, Mama, she's home in the window, waitin' up for us,
She'll be there in that chair when they wrestle her upstairs cause you know we ain't gonna come,
I ain't here on business, baby, I'm only here for fun And Rosie, you're the one.
Rosalita, jump a little higher Senorita, come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover, ain't no liar Rosalita, you're my stone desire.
Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knee Willie, don't you know they're gonna be there,
Sloppy Sue and Big Bone Billy, they'll be coming up for air,
We're gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool, stay out all night, it's gonna feel alright,
So Rosie come out tonight, little baby come out tonight Windows are for cheaters, chim'neys for the poor,
Closets are for hangers, winners use the door, So use it Rosie, that's what it's there for.
Now I know your mama, she don't like me cause I play in a rock and roll band,
And I know your daddy, he don't dig me but he never did understand,
Your papa lowered the boom, he locked you in your room I'm comin' to lend a hand,
I'm comin' to liberate you, confiscate you, I want to be your man
Some day we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
But now you're sad, your momma's mad, and your papa says he knows that I don't have any money
Well tell him this is his last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance,
Cause Rosie the record company just gave me a big advance.
And my tires were slashed and I almost crashed but the Lord had mercy,
And my machine, she's a dud, out stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Well hold on tight, stay up all night, cause Rosie I'm comin' on strong,
By the time we meet the morning light I will hold you in my arms
I know a pretty little place in Southern California, down San Diego way,
There's a little cafe, where they play guitars all night and day
You can hear them in the back room strummin', so hold tight baby cause don't
you know daddy's comin'