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52nd Street

They all came out for Christmas and they huddled by the road
They called out for forgiveness but there was nobody home
Underneath the lamplight with their Sunday dinner dreams
and the night calls out forever as the bells ring down on 52nd street

Mary's still a beauty she has buttons on her shoes
she was miss Jersey City back in 1932
With all her dime store jewelry her eyes are sad but sweet
She finds shelter in the mission as the bells ring down on 53nd street

What of all the sinners as they walk among the saints
they move from rags to riches like a dream
the losers and the winners in the end there all the same
and the change begins when the love comes in

Kevin he's a hero he's welfare refuge
the neighborhood runs wicked as the dimes run through the streets
His palace is the alley he's a prince at seventeen
and night calls from the heavens and the bells ring on 52nd street

What of all the sinners as they walk among the saints
they move from rags to riches like a dream
the losers and the winners in the end there all the same
and the change begins when the love comes in

They all came out for Christmas and they huddled by the road
they called out for forgiveness but there was nobody home



 Zamp Nicall © 1992 Semendria Music