Greg Brown - Cronies
i'd be a dead man hanging around,
if it weren't for my pals in this town.
i'd wouldn't go down to the joint,
there'd be no pleasure, there'd be no point,
and if i ain't got no money-
if i aint' got a thing, they think that that's funny.
i know they'll put up with me, for awhile.
they see me comin' down the street, lookin' real beat-
it's like seein' themselves and it makes 'em smile.
see each other play in the little bars-
sit around the campfire under the stars.
can you recover, are you feeling allright?
where's the party gonna be tonight?
yeah, and if they ain't got no money-
if they ain't got a thing, they think that that's funny.
they know i'll put up with them, for awhile.
i see 'em comin' down the street, lookin' real beat-
it's like seein' myself and it makes me smile.
one oughta get married, and one has twice-
niether wants to listen to my advice.
out in the sunshine i see them spralled.
when i leave this town i'm gonna miss them all.
[repeat second chorus]