Who’s this swingin’ man?

A while ago I’d gone to youtube.com in search of one thing or other but then got sidetracked by a video of a song Bruce Springsteen had done together with Jesse Malin (Broken Radio). I watched the video but later on also searched emusic for something by Malin. I listened in on several songs and downloaded the following one:

Swingin’ Man

I am a swingin’ man perpetually on the lam
Free as a bird or the gals in Amsterdam
Yellow taxi ride hey I never exercise
The devil when I speak or when I rise

Buddy Holly told me you can’t save rock’n roll
It’s only for the lonely boys and girls

I’m a courageous cat down at the Laundromat
A sacred cow I never took a vow
Like old buildings and whores
Politicians and wars
All get respect man if they last this long
They used to call her Mary
She changed her name to Raph
Life was something scary till she laughed
We never had a baby but she got more tattoos
And I got more material for the blues

Summer’s rolling in
I want to lose this skin
They call it art but sometimes it’s just sin

I am a swingin’ man
Hey I smile on command
I don’t know when or how you got to me

We never had a baby but she got more tattoos
And I got more material for the blues

(Written by Jesse Malin)

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About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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