The Band Rags and Bones Lyrics

Northern Lights – Southern Cross Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Forbidden Fruit
  • 2 Hobo Jungle
  • 3 Ophelia
  • 4 Acadian Driftwood
  • 5 Ring Your Bell
  • 6 It Makes No Difference
  • 7 Jupiter Hollow
  • 8 Rags and Bones
  • Catch a taxi to the fountainhead
    Blinking neon penny arcade
    A young Caruso on the fire escape
    Painted face ladies on parade

    The newsboy on the corner
    Singing out headlines
    And a fiddler selling pencils
    The sign reads: Help the blind

    Comin' up the lane callin'
    Workin' while the rain's fallin'
    Ragman, your song of the street
    Keeps haunting my memory

    Music in the air
    I hear it ev'rywhere
    Rags, bones and old city songs

    Hear them, how they talk to me
    Trolley car rings out the morning
    Whistle blows at noon
    A cat fight breaks open the night

    While watch dogs bay at the moon
    A preacher on an orange crate
    With a Salvation Army Band
    And clicking along the cobbled stones

    That's the sound of the ice-cream man
    Comin' up the lane callin'
    Workin' while the rain's fallin'
    Ragman, your song of the street

    Keeps haunting my memory
    Music in the air
    I hear it ev'rywhere
    Rags, bones and old city songs

    Hear them, how they talk to me
    The organ grinder and his monkey
    Still walkin' the same old beat
    The shoe-shine boy slappin' leather

    He puts the rhythm in your feet
    Strollin' by the churchyard
    List'nin' to the Sunday choir
    With voices rising to the heavens

    Like sirens screaming to a fire
    Comin' up to the lane callin'
    Workin' while the rain's fallin'
    Ragman, your song of the street

    Keeps haunting my memory
    Music in the air
    I hear it ev'rywhere
    Rags, bones and old city songs
    Play them one more time for me

    Written by: Robbie Robertson
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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