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Wildfire In Memphis

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lyrics

Wildfire in Memphis
Hurricane in Jacksonville
Blow ’way my streetwalkin’ feet
And take me where you will

I walked the streets in Dallas
And I picked up a buck in a carriage race
But in the dim light of the pool halls
I could not see my face

Dear sir, I haven’t got a home
On these streets I live and roam
Please sir, take a poor boy home
I walk walk walk the streets all day
I walk walk walk the streets all night
I walk walk walk with my feet on fire
My love for hire
Oh, shall we retire?

Picked up in Hollywood
By a band of wealthy gypsies
Singing peace, love, Hare Krishna
Will you be a star today?

Have you ever played “Romance in F”
To the accompaniment
Of the earth tremblin’ ’neath your feet
On Selma Avenue?

Well, in New York, I must admit, tricks are easier
More streets to walk at night
I know the name of every pick-up bar in town
Do you?

Dear sir, I haven’t got a home
On these streets I live and roam
Please sir, take a poor boy home
I walk walk walk the streets all day
I walk walk walk the streets all night
I walk walk walk to my destiny
Someday I may be a big discovery

I learned to love my brother
In a way that few folks ever will
But in the streets my love was tempted
By a twenty-dollar bill

Wildfire in Memphis
Hurricane in Jacksonville
Blow ’way my streetwalkin’ feet
And take me where you will
Take me where you will

credits

from As The River Flows, released June 17, 2014
Jobriath: vocals, piano

Produced by Richard Podolor, recorded by Bill Cooper

Words and music by Jobriath
©Jobriath and Jerome Brandt
Published by Pierrot Revisited/ASCAP

Master licensed from Richard Podolor and Bill Cooper

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Jobriath New York, New York

Jobriath recorded two amazing albums for Elektra in the early '70s, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Eschatone proudly brings you rare, previously-unreleased Jobriath material with the blessing of both Jobriath's family and manager Jerry Brandt. ... more

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