LYRICS

Harper Simon, 2010 | Division Street, 2013


DIVISION STREET

You love to play behind the beat
You love it on Division Street
A wilderness no longer wild
Anyway you’re not a child anymore
Talking like a libertine
A rose embroidered on your jeans
But you never have the confidence
You never act in self defense
You never know what you are wanted for
You never know what you are wanted for

Measuring out the morning dose
When you don’t want nobody to get too close
You say: it’s just a courtesy and I’m pretty sure
That you would do the same for me
Oh no, you used to be a joy to know
That’s what your friends all say
But they love you anyway

You got a lot of savoir faire
All the boys in Tompkins Square
Say that it ain’t what it used to be
It’s not the end of the century anymore
But you love it when you feel that way
You love it when you feel that way

Measuring out the morning dose
When you don’t want nobody to get too close
You say: it’s just a courtesy and I’m pretty sure I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t do the same for me
Oh no, you used to be a joy to know
That’s what your friends all say
But they love you anyway

Why do you have to make it hard for yourself
You better try a little bit harder now
Nothing is irretrievable
I’ll make the case
But you are the one who has to work it out