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​Tenement Steps

This song is by The Motors and appears on the album Tenement Steps (1980).

Climbing up these stairs at night
I keep forgetting as I fall on my face
Because somebody forgot to wipe away
Bloodstains from the night before
When two men were fighting over love
That was never there
Religion of despair

Tenement steps
Tenement steps
Tenement steps
Cemented

Someone's banging on the door
And I remember as I sit in the dark
Of a promise to tear my bones apart
I pick up a hatchet from the fireplace
Open the door and scar a face
I nearly killed a boy
I could have backed away

Tenement steps
Tenement steps
Tenement steps
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Tenement steps
Tenement steps
Tenement steps
Cemented

Climbing up these stairs at night
I keep forgetting as I fall on my face
Because somebody forgot to wipe away
Fade away evaporate

Tenement steps
Tenement steps
Tenement steps
Cemented