Garland Jeffreys Miami Beach Lyrics

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I was walkin' Miami Beach
I was feelin' so out of reach
It was not like the European nights
It was not like the Broadway lights
They like-a-separate-a-Black from a-Whites
They like-a-separate-a Black from his rights
I was feelin' so out of touch
I don't like this place very much

Walkin' down the road in the boilin' heat
The Miami sun in the middle of the street
See a cop with a club and a gun
The man say he no hurt anyone
He lies through his teeth
With a smilin' face
He cries to the judge and
They close up the case
Now 'ya know this a real and a-true ya' know
What ya' gonna feel and do

I was walkin' down the road in the blistering heat
A bomb explode on a hot concrete
It can happen in a broad daylight
It can happen in the middle of the night
Screech and a scream and a pistol shot
It can't be a dream if it sounds like that
It's a riot in a Liberty City
A race riot such a down right pity
Walkin' down the road one afternoon
Feelin' upset no I'm not immune
Let me tell you a story
Another painful story

What ya' think of a world like that
A clicky lickle world like that
What ya' think of a world like that
A world full a' dread like that

Think!!
Escape Artist Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Modern Lovers
  • 2 Christine
  • 3 Ghost of a Chance
  • 4 96 Tears
  • 5 Innocent
  • 6 True Confessions
  • 7 R.O.C.K.
  • 8 Graceyard Rock
  • 9 Mystery Kids
  • 10 Jump Jump
  • 11 Lover's Walk
  • 12 Christine (Ballad)
  • 13 Miami Beach
  • 14 We the People
  • 15 96 Tears (single version)
  • 16 Escape Goat Dub
  • 17 Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll (album version)
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