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Rick Aster
Lyrics

Atlantic Avenue

Rick Aster
1996

I should have thought with my head
I tried to think with my feet
I could kick down all the walls all around the house
And then I’d be out on the street

Maybe I’ll just sweep the floor
Turn out the lights and lock the door
And get in the car
And drive . . . home

Living alone on Atlantic Avenue
Under rain running down
Nothing to say and no one to speak to
On this side of town
But you made me
Believe in ESP
And you sang me
To sleep

Some kind of road I wandered down
I could walk it again in my mind
But why would anyone want to walk that road
To find all the things I would find?

I thought I had it made
I thought I’d be complete
I didn’t think with my head
Thought with my feet

Living alone on Atlantic Avenue
Under rain running down
Nothing to say and no one to speak to
On this side of town
But you made me
Believe in ESP
And you sang me
To sleep

You walked in, you walk out again
It doesn’t matter who you think you are
In the wake of the storm
Sleeping on the floor
But you made me believe
You made me believe in ESP
You made me believe
You made me believe in ESP

Living alone on Atlantic Avenue
Under rain running down
Nothing to say and no one to speak to
On this side of town
And you sang
Living alone on Atlantic Avenue
Under rain running down
Nothing to say and no one to speak to
On this side of town
But you made me
Believe in ESP
And you sang me
To sleep