The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Lyrics City Of Night


City Of Night
Seems to me this party girl has plans for you
Why do you think she always comes to your rescue?
And London looks the same as yesterday
Ride the tube with nothing much to say
Stare at the people you can see right through

City of night and helter-skelter
Juliet and give me shelter

"Gimme Shelter"... the Stones, like
Don't you know that stuff won't help at all?

Small submissions, half-truths told half-heartedly
Nothing here that's half as good as the penguins on T.V.
Oh I despair of this small town etiquette
This endless talk of films and groups and pets
It could be shyness, it could be stupidity

Life in a town with the sound turned down, no, no, no
Look at the weather forever and ever, no, no, no
Stealing and slaving consuming and craving, no, no, no, no, no
A shrug of your shoulders another day older; nothing gained at all

Spend your weekday evenings in a drunken haze
Try to find what good times on what money you can raise
I've seen the handcuffs on your shelf
I'd like to help, I'd like to help myself
But I know you're pretending anyway

City of night and helter-skelter
Juliet and give me shelter
You ride the tube and it never helps at all
No, no, no

Found On

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Cake City
Glass-era compilation.
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Vinyl Japan
Dr Cholmondley Repents: A​-​sides, B​-​Sides and Seasides
Four CD box set gathering A-sides, the would-be hits along with B-sides, tangential 12-inch tracks (the C-sides), and an excellent session for Los Angeles radio station KCRW from 1989.

Includes over a dozen indie chart hits including ‘Southern Mark Smith’, ‘Girl Go’, ‘The Human Jungle’, ‘16 Years’ plus a host of truly eclectic Butcher tunes from his early Glass recordings through his time at Creation.

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Fire Records 4xCD

Live Stats

1 documented performances (click to explore)
1989 1 (Pat Solo)
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