TOM FLANNERY


Brooklyn Girl Lyrics

I once knew a woman she looked like a mousepadlocked
the 2nd button of her catholic school blouse
I guessed the combination she was not impressed
sent me to confession I forgave her nonetheless
Made me a little wiser and a little smarter too
made me come searching for someone like you
help me up when I fall even when you're the one who put
me down
leave the bloody bandage laying on the ground
chorus
John Prine once said
it's a big old goofy world
but at least I know I'm safe
with my Brooklyn girl
My mother told me son find someone like me
I said 'Mamma I will but first I'd have to leave'

she said you're only 35 you need a few more years
they'll cut you all to pieces when you're wet behind
the ears
I said Ma I gotta try it so I packed my bags
landed in Brooklyn broke wet and stag
went looking for the dodgers found they've been gone a
while
mamma never kept me posted but she always made me smile
chorus
Took me a while to find her but it was worth the wait
she was chasing her own mugger with his own .38
screaming at him in a tongue that I'd never heard
before
I could tell he got the message by the yellow streak he
wore
When she finally caught her breath that's when she
noticed me
I'd never seen a girl so pretty or one so unlike me
right then I knew I'd love her for the rest of my days
and she took me in to where my heart it lays
chorus

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