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Ian Hunter Artful Dodger
Album Viewed
Ian Hunter (1975) 4635
All American Alien Boy (1976) 3811
You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic (1979) 4298
Short Back and Sides (1981) 4723
All of the Good Ones Are Taken (1983) 4208
YUI Orta (1990) 6825
Dirty Laundry (1995) 6234
Artful Dodger (1997) 5607
Overnight Angels ( ) 4580
The Secret Sessions ( ) 4176
Lyric Viewed
Too Much 527
Now Is The Time 475
Something To Believe In 527
Resurrection Mary 602
Walk On Water 452
23A, Swan Hill 469
Michael Picasso 550
Open My Eyes 482
The Artful Dodger 501
Skeletons (In Your Closet) 468
Still The Same 478
Open My Eyes

(Ian Hunter/Darrel Bath)

(Transcribed by Colin Ford)

On the Avenue of dead umbrellas
In a place where nothin' sleeps
No one's pickin' up the pieces - no one speaks
Snow falls down - God dusts funky town
For once this place looks pure
Tell that to the people who live in the wind - they ain't so sure

In the middle of a violent night - in the glare of a naked light
In the middle of a nightmare
At the bottom of the deepest well - in the middle of a private hell
Shit scared - out there - nowhere

Then I open my eyes - ice on the window - the sun is tryin' to break through

Then I open my eyes - in the land of the livin' - and it's all right
Seen a man rattle in a battle that no one could win
I had to turn my soul away
Shit's gonna happen - whether you like it or not
S' just the way it is

Then I open my eyes - boats on the river - headin' down the east side
Then I open my eyes - and the trash(?) slips away
Soft and supple - like some alibi
You been walkin in her sleep - there ain't no cure for the secrets you hide

In the middle of my wildest dream - in a place where nothin's what it seems

At the time of a great loss
From the hoods and the broken homes - this danger's got a smell of it's own
In the middle of c-c-chaos
In the valley of the shadow of death - the Bellevue boys out kickin' ass
In the middle of fire
Inside the belly of the beast - in a place where wonders never cease
You go higher, higher, higher

Then I open my eyes - life in a nutshell - it's over 'fore you know it
Then I open my eyes

And the city wakes up - puts coffee in cups - when I open my eyes
And the kids go to school - Imus rules - when I open my eyes
I love you n' you love me
N' it rains so I buy an umbrella from the guy on 23rd and Second Avenue

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