Welcome to Sleazy Town

Ray Davies, released on Think Visual, © Davray Music Ltd. 1986

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One hand on the controller

One hand on the re-wind

You can even watch it all in slow mo'

'Cos you just sit at home all day

Now you got plenty of time

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If you want some real live action

And the video's too tame

If you wanna touch some heat

But you don't know how to light that flame

If you want some satisfaction

Instead of studying the freeze frame

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I used to have this spot on Main Street

It was bounding, it was hot

It was dark, it was dirty

But dull it was not

The joint was jumping every night

But now it's just a parking lot

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This city was cruel

This city was keen

This city was alive

This city was mean

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Till the office blocks and parking lots

Came and closed this city down

I could stand outside

The kids hung round

And the neon sign said

Welcome to Sleazy Town

Welcome to Sleazy Town

Sleazy, Sleazy Town

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Everybody hung loose

It was cool and easy

People used to meet and have a good time

Down in Sleazy Town, Sleazy Town, Sleazy Town, Sleazy Town

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Then the corporations came along

And bought this piece of ground

The leases all went up

And so the buildings all came down

They built the motorways and shopping malls

And they killed off Sleazy Town

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This city was cool

This city was keen

This city was alive

This city was till the office blocks and parking lots

Came and closed this city down

I could stand outside, the kids hung round

And the neon sign said

Welcome to Sleazy Town

Welcome to Sleazy Town, Sleazy, Sleazy Town

City Hall killed off that scene

Now Sleazy Town is just a dream

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