Breaking My Back Up Front For You Baby

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Breaking my Back Up Front For You Baby
Paul Sanchez

the sticky Crescent City summer slays the tourist trade
and Pork Chop don't tap dance no more on the hot streets of Dumaine
yes and even the Magic Bead Lady would've sold her beads indoors
wish on them wish on her but don't wish on me no more

'cause I'm breaking my back up front for you baby
breaking my back up front for you now
breaking my back up front for you baby
and you don't care

hot New Orleans horror stories float the Vieux Carre'
of gutter punks Dumpsta Funk and watching the parades
yes and lazy dreaming lives that drift directionless away
of holding on of wanting more of sinners turned to saints

and of breaking my back up front for you baby
breaking my back up front for you now
breaking my back up front for you baby
and you don't care

the clock on the wall the iron shop next door
I hated to leave behind those creaking boards
but I gave it all away to do
things I knew I had to do
and I hardly missed the easy life at all

now I feel mosquitoes swarming on my arms and on my face
so I flee the Mississippi mud for North/Northeastern states
because Pork Chop's dead and buried in a beggar's grave for two
you wouldn't know to look at me but I died begging too

and I'm breaking my back up front for you baby
breaking my back up front for you now
breaking my back up front for you baby
and you don't care

breaking my back up front for you baby
I just had to come back to this town
breaking my back up front for you baby
and you don't care

credits

from Paul Sanchez - Farewell To Storyville, released October 6, 2009
Written by Paul Sanchez

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