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Teresa

ain’t much to do on a Saturday night
except to hang around the street lights
and watch the cars go by
and maybe run into somebody you know
and say hey, you want to go
’round the corner and get high?
ain’t old enough to vote, ain’t old enough to drink
but you’re old enough to think
and lately been thinkin’ about a dead end ride
’cause this old town is changin’ fast
shiny bright spit-polished mask
can’t keep the edge inside
and the people in the movie lines
they want a Hollywood fix
everybody wants you to just disappear
or roll over and take your licks

so you play your part, you play your part
you play your part
it’s easier to do
with somebody else’s broken heart

stumblin’ brother comin’ down the walk
slack-jawed downer, he can hardly talk
he can barely keep his feet in line
say hey there brother, how ya doin’?
say if I was doin’ much better
I’d be doin’ just fine
and little sister, she knows all the ropes
all the ins and outs of this
endless, friendless block
seems like everybody’s in on the space race
you know, a little white powder in the right place
could help to weather the future shock
and the people in the movie lines
they just want to be entertained
too much outside reality
it goes against the grain

so you play your part, you play your part
you play your part
it’s easier to do
with somebody else’s broken heart

Teresa got killed just a week ago
you know I didn’t even know
until I read in the news
somebody got her with a baseball bat
imagine that, all they could recognize
was her shoes
and lately I been thinkin’ about gettin’ out of here
but I can’t go home and face that
mindless rage
they say you ain’t old enough, well I don’t know why
‘cause you’re sure old enough to die and wind up in the
editorial page
and the people in the movie lines
what do they know
if all the world’s a stage
then this is just a part of the show

so you play your part, you play your part
you play your part
it’s easier to do
with somebody else’s broken heart

for Teresa Arbini