A red sun came rolling down a grey sky And the frogs and dogs and night birds then Started up singing sweet country lullaby You see that patch of city lights Somewhere in there's Cotton Avenue That's where I'm going to take myself tonight With a spit shine on my dancing shoes If you got a place like that to go You just have to go there If you got no place special Well then, you just go no place special I guess it's just the summer in the young blood Ripe and juicy in the young blood Teasing to go down to Cotton Avenue To hear the shiny shiny music See all the shiny people dancing to it Anytime you go to Cotton Avenue If you got a place like that to go You know you got to go there If you got no place special Well then, you just go no place special You see that summer storm brewing in the southern sky By the time it hits here I'll be dancing high and dry To rhythm and blues On Cotton Avenue Poor boys'll be hanging around outside in the street They got all the latest words They're dancing to the latest beat While they're hustling and sizing you On Cotton Avenue If you got a place like that to go You just have to go there If you've got no place special Well my dear You just so no place special
Written by: Joni Mitchell
Lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing
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