Skyscraper Blues

by Jonah Smith

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This is the full version of the song Jonah auditioned with on America's Got Talent!

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Skyscraper Blues

Well, it may seem absurd
But I left those skyscrapers for somebody else
I was choking on the dust and the fumes
But I was attracted like a moth to the light
I know it’s bad for me but I can’t refuse
I’ve got the feeling so strong tonight

I’m gonna take myself down to the river
I’m gonna lay my body down
I’m gonna take myself down to the river
And rest my bones awhile
And if you wait for me ‘till the sun comes up
I’ll meet you down for breakfast at our favorite restaurant
And we can talk for awhile ‘till I fade off to sleep
Well I’ll disappear ‘till dinner; you won’t hear a peep

I’ve been giving my landlord the runaround
But you can only string them along so far
There’s cigarette buts all up and down the stairwell
And he wants to know what’s been going on
Maybe I should just tell him
The party starts at two AM and runs straight through dawn

I’m gonna take myself down to the river
I’m gonna lay my body down
I’m gonna take myself down to the river
And rest my bones awhile
And if you wait for me ‘till the sun comes up
I’ll meet you down for breakfast at Mona Lisa’s
And we talk for awhile until I fade off to sleep
I’ll disappear ‘till dinner now; you won’t hear a peep

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released 28 May 2014
written by Jonah Smith, Voluptuary Music, ASCAP.
copyright 2001. all rights reserved
Jonah Smith - Keys, Vocals
Ben Rubin - Bass
Doug Wamble - Guitar, Vocals
Gintas Janusonis - Drums
Engineered by Oliver Strauss at Mission Sound, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed by Hal Winer
Mastered by Nathan James at The Vault.

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