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​Empty Hearted Town

This song is by Warren Zevon and appears on the compilation album Preludes - Rare And Unreleased Recordings (2007).

Ain't life strange, ain't it funny
Nothing matters much but love and money
Things don't work out the way you reckonded
Money comes first and the love comes second

Cigarettes make the sun come up
Whiskey makes the sun go down
And in between we do a lot of standing around
It's all I can do to make it through the day
She wrapped it all in darkness
And I can't find my way

And I'm walking down the sidewalks of L.A.
Wishing I had a warmer jacket
And the leaves are falling down
I'm just another man with an empty handed heart
In an empty hearted town

It started out alright, ended up all wrong
Shoulda done, shoulda done, that's my song

Now the night is falling hard and fast
All dressed up for the masquerade
And the lights of the city stretch as far as the eye can see
Look what wonders man has made
Look what wonders man has made

I'm walking down the sidewalks of L.A.
Wishing I had a warmer jacket
And the leaves are falling down
I'm just another man with an empty handed heart
In an empty hearted town

I'm walking down the sidewalks of L.A.
Wishing I had a warmer jacket
And something more to say

Written by:

Warren Zevon