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Lacy J. Dalton (born Jill Lynne Byrem on October 13, 1946 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania), is an American country and western singer and songwriter. She is known for her gritty, powerful vocals, which a People Magazine likened to a country equivalent to Bonnie Raitt. Dalton had a number of hits in the 1980s, including "Takin' It Easy," "Crazy Blue Eyes" and "16th Avenue." Though absent from the U.S. country charts since 1990, she still continues to record and perform, having most recently released three independently recorded albums, Wild Horse Crossing on Shop Records in 1999; The Last Wild Place, on Song Dog Records in 2004; and her 2010 self-released Here's To Hank available on her website www.lacyjdalton.com. more »


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2000
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From the corners of the country 
From the cities and the farms 
With years and years of living 
Tucked up underneath their arms

They walk away from everything 
Just to see a dream come true 
So God bless the boys who make the noise 
On 16th Avenue

With a million dollar spirit 
And an old flattop guitar 
They drive to town with all they own 
In a hundred dollar car

'Cause one time someone told them 
About a friend of a friend they knew 
Who owns, you know, a studio 
On 16th Avenue

Now some were born to money 
They've never had to say "Survive" 
And others swing a 9 pound hammer 
Just to stay alive

There's cowboys drunks and Christians 
Mostly white and black and blue 
They've all dialed the phone collect to home 
From 16th Avenue

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

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

It looked so uneventful 
So quiet and discreet 
But a lot of lives where changed 
Down on that little one way street

'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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Written by: THOM SCHUYLER

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