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Ballad Of San Francisco

This song is by Caedmon's Call and appears on the album Long Line Of Leavers (2000).

So I'm walking down the street somewhere outside of San Francisco
And I don't really know my way around
And I'd love to stay a day or two and get into some trouble
But tomorrow I'll be in another town

There's at least one coffee bar for every single couple
And there's at least a couple in this place
Strange the things you notice when the walls are closing in
And the walls are closing in on me today

So where oh where can I find someone, anyone
'Cause there's no way out of here
But here is where I live and so I guess that means
The carrot's gonna dangle for at least another year

I love anonymity and I love being noticed
Just the same as anybody else
Years ago I told you how I loved to be alone
These days I'd be perjuring myself

So where oh where can I find someone, anyone
'Cause there's no way out of here
But here is where I live and so I guess that means
The carrot's gonna dangle for at least another year

It's like you gave me up just like I gave up drinking coffee
So I guess I would've done the same
So now I know I'm lost somewhere outside of San Francisco
But I'm still glad that I came

So where oh where can I find someone, anyone
'Cause there's no way out of here
But here is where I live and so I guess that means
The carrot's gonna dangle for at least another year