Cincinnati

Cincinnati
(Flannery)

It’s cold outside with the wind blowing off the river
December ’round here’s for real
Ghosts in the snow even they can shiver
singing songs for Gods who steal

Cincinnati Cincinnati
gone dance it away

Wounds as raw as a name carved in stone
When love comes tumblin’ down
Before I get old there’s safes to be blown
I’ll dive in the river and drown

In Cincinnati Cincinnati
we’re gonna dance it away
In Cincinnati Cincinnati
here we gotta stay

Can you make your way home in the dark
Can you just materialize
like a musty photograph with a spark
hide behind the eyes

Cincinnati Cincinnati
we’re gonna dance it away

I don’t wanna go back
I don’t wanna stay here
I got feet of clay
I got a phantom tear
to all it seemed
just like a war
still we don’t know
what we’re fighting for

I’m still in love with a young girl’s face
the memories got a will
tonight I’ll bundle up in her place
to ward off the winter chill

Cincinnati in Cincinnati
we’re gonna dance it away
In Cincinnati Cincinnati
here we gotta stay

I don’t wanna go back
I don’t wanna stay here
I got feet of clay
I got a phantom tear
to all it seemed
just like a war
still we don’t know
what we were fighting for

Cincinnati in Cincinnati
we’re gonna dance it away
In Cincinnati Cincinnati
here we gotta stay

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