Hate Street Dialogue

by Sixto Rodriguez

Sixto Díaz Rodríguez (also known as Rodríguez or as Jesús Rodríguez; born July 10, 1942) is an American folk musician. His career initially proved short-lived with two albums in the early 1970s and some brief touring in Australia. Unknown to him however, his work proved extremely successful and inf…




Woman please be gone
You've stayed here much too long
Don't you wish that you could cry
Don't you wish I would die

Seamy, seesaw kids 
Child women on the skids 
The dust will choke you blind
The lust will choke your mind

I kiss the floor, one kick no more 
The pig and hose have set me free
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree

I kiss the floor, one kick no more 
The pig and hose have set me free
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree

I kiss the floor, one kick no more 
The pig and hose have set me free
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree
I've tasted hate street's hanging tree

I've tasted hate street's hanging tree

Written by: DENNIS JAMES COFFEY, GARY WAYNE HARVEY, MIKE THEODORE

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