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Lyrics by: Joni Mitchell
# Debut Chart
66 Feb '76 Hot 100


Downtown My darling dimestore thief In the war of independence Rock n roll rang sweet as victory Under neon signs A girl was in bloom And a woman was fading In a suburban room I said, take me to the dance Do you want to dance? I love to dance And I told him, they dont take chances They seem so removed from romance Theyve been broken in churches and schools And molded to middle class circumstance And we were rolling, rolling, rock n rolling Downtown The dance halls and cafes Feel so wild you could break somebodys heart Just doing the latest dance craze Gail and louise In those push-up brassieres Tight dresses and rhinestone rings Drinking up the bands beers Young love was kissing under bridges Kissing in cars, kissing in cafes And we were walking down main street Kisses like bright flags hung on holidays In france they kiss on main street Amour, mama, not cheap display And we were rolling, rolling, rock n rolling

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Downtown In the pinball arcade With his head full of pool hall pitches And songs from the hit parade Hed be singing bye, bye, love While hes racking up his free play Let those rock n roll choir boys Come and carry us away Sometimes chickie had the car Or ron had a car Or lead foot melvin with his hot-wire head Wed all go looking for a party Looking to raise jesus up from the dead And Id be kissing in the back seat Thrilling to the brando-like things that he said And wed be rolling, rolling, rock n rolling


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