amber lights dim in the haze
out in the alley where the alleycats play

gin in the glovebox, rings in their hands hold
stolen gems from far away lands

temper, temper, watch what you say,
it’ll be recorded, it’ll be replayed

puff out your gossip, suck in a cough,
when waiting for them shoes to drop

feel the claws in the small of your back…
relax, you like it like that

clever kitten, she’s got her prey,
another story that she will trade

we’ve all got our ways of wastin’ our precious time,
tell me, now that i’ve found yours, can you take a guess at mine?

thinning shadows, beginning of the day,
red mornin’, chase the darkness away

now i can see all the things i’ve done wrong,
glistenin’ with dew in the break of dawn

draw a face, be ashamed,
root ’round in the mess you’ve made

turned your back on all the good that you’ve done
and you can feel them slender fingers run

flick a match, sit up and wait,
watch the smoke and the shape that it makes

listen close to the creaking board, in the stairway
just past the door

we’ve all got our ways of wastin’ our precious time,
tell me, now that i’ve found yours, can you take a guess at mine?

we’ve all got our ways of wastin’ our precious time,

tell me, now that i’ve found yours, can you take a guess at mine?

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