East End Blues (Stay Here Tonight)

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lyrics

You go everywhere in that checkered dress
black tights up to your thighs
and though the rugged hide-a-ways are fine
sometimes the feeling dies

and I know your thinking maybe
these East End bars are a curse
the same old songs the same old faces
but babe it could be worse

and going home now won't make it right
stay here, stay here, ah! stay here tonight

I saw you hesitate on my doorstep
did someone see you come in?
then it's too late babe there's no keeping pace
in race only grave robbers win

And I know you hate it the way I talk
it only hurts you 'cause it's true
how dare anybody ever think
that they know what's best for you

But no one should be lonely out of spite
Stay here, stay here, ah! stay here tonight

You always say you can't be satisfied
well I won't be the one that you blame
all I asked for was an artist's life
but what you want ain't gotta name

So tomorrow take a greyhound to the coast
you wouldn't be the first
see if the strange expensive crowd
provides a cure for your thirst

For now just come upstairs turn off the light
Stay here, stay here, ah! stay here tonight

I can't explain this horseshoe crutch
we always end up where we start
every midnight needs its shades of grey
and you love to play the part

Don't say it's cause you've been hurt before
I don't care about your past
you might think your some untouchable
it's time to rise up from that caste

There's reward for those brave enough to fight
Stay here, stay here, ah! stay here tonight

Do you remember how we met?
It was in a room made out of glass
where you promised all the names you wore
were a crossroads we would pass

Now I'm sick of the endless "just because"
of your backwoods career
I thought one day you might get right
but it's been this way for years

And I've no ground left to gain being polite
Stay here, stay here, ah! stay here tonight

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from For Everyone, released August 23, 2011

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The Big Bend Pittsburgh

Chet Vincent & The Big Bend is a five-piece rock band based out of the unique cultural oddity that is Pittsburgh. They combine the raw electric energy of heavy blues and modern indie/alt. rock with haunting and sometimes heartwarming songwriting in the spirit of the American folk tradition. ... more

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