Jackson Browne Lawless Avenues Lyrics

Papa hit him, mama kissed him
Made him go to catechism
With the sisters in their black and white
And all the time those city streets
Were teaching him another kind of wisdom
When to run and when to fight
Up at the playground after school
Listening to tales of the prison system
And those lawless avenues

Dawn on a half darkened street
A child

Written by: Jackson Browne, Jorge Calderon
Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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