Song Name: A Year of Nights on Bourbon Street

Songwriter: Lucas W. Martin

Copyright: 2011

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Lyrics:

A Year of Nights on Bourbon St.

I'll sell you beads and roses
But you just can't mask the smell
Of a year of nights on Bourbon St.
And a bone-dry wishin' well

Put a dollar in my tip jar
My face is runnin' outta paint
A year of nights on Bourbon St.
I just can't be who I ain't

I'm just a street performer
I do not have a name
I toil in the darkness
With your pleasure comes my pain

I caught lightning in a bottle
Couldn't help but drink it down
A year of nights on Bourbon St.
I'm just floatin' till I drown

I sleep away the sunshine
I dance away the moon
A year of nights on Bourbon St.
I hope the tide is changin' soon

I'm just a street performer
Nothing more, nothing less
Increasing anonymity
With each layer I undress

Ain't no money in the future
I for one should know
A year of nights on Bourbon St.
I tell all fortunes but my own

Oh I stand here on the corner
Oh won't you come inside
A year of nights on Bourbon St.
And there's nowhere left to hide

I'm just a street performer
I shake this tambourine
This parade leads to the graveyard
And there ain't no in between

I'll sell you beads and roses
But you just can't mask the smell
Of a year of nights on Bourbon St.
And a bone-dry wishin' well