Lacy J. Dalton 16th Avenue cover

16th Avenue
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Verse 1
From the corners of the country
From the cities and the farms
With years and years of living
Tucked up underneath their arms
Verse 2
They walk away from everything
Just to see a dream come true
So God bless the boys who make the noise
On 16th Avenue
Verse 3
With a million dollar spirit
And an old flattop guitar
They drive to town with all they own
In a hundred dollar car
Verse 4
'Cause one time someone told them
About a friend of a friend they knew
Who owns, you know, a studio
On 16th Avenue
Verse 5
Now some were born to money
They've never had to say "Survive"
And others swing a 9 pound hammer
Just to stay alive
Verse 6
There's cowboys drunks and Christians
Mostly white and black and blue
They've all dialed the phone collect to home
From 16th Avenue
Verse 7
Ah, but then one night in some empty room
Where no curtains ever hung
Like a miracle some golden words
Rolled off of someone's tongue
Verse 8
And after years of being nothing
They're all looking right at you
And for a while they'll go in style
On 16th Avenue
Verse 9
It looked so uneventful
So quiet and discreet
But a lot of lives where changed
Down on that little one way street
Verse 10
'Cause they walk away from everything
Just to see a dream come true
So God bless the boys who make the noise
On 16th Avenue

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