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Restless Eyes

Bigger Than Real

Janis Ian

Streets of your city are dirty and gritty
Now, ain't it a pitiful sight
Sing Hallelujah and praise California
Pedestrians move to the right
I'm waiting here for the man with the answer
to ease my soul
I got the blues so bad it can't be true
Honey, I'm waiting on you

People just walk. The sidewalks talk
and everyone's been derailed
Everything's bigger than real here
Honey, i don't feel too well
These buildings are singing the blues
You better use your sins
Honey, i'd like just to meet with the righteous
but i don't know where to begin

And the tambourine
it's playing for free
It's telling me - trust in the lord
Sing Hare Krishna
or Jesus or Mithra
It don't matter who anymore
They say God relieves
if I'd only believe
but I just can't whore
Honey, I'm trying
to deal with the dying
and I can't score

So here we all are, waiting for God
Or someone who looks just like him
I can't believe this is me here
Some days, you just can't win
They say the downtrodden shall rule
but ain't it a fool likes to kneel
Big city blues makes the small town news
Honey, it's bigger than real

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