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Eric Andersen – Tin Can Alley chords
[Verse 1]Em Bm Em ACop is on the corner lookin’ down the street, Waitin’ for the runnerEmcomin’ with the treatBm ACrime it don’t exist when you look the other way, It’s only in theEmmovies….. when it never pays.Em A EmThey get you in the Jailhouse, the cops’ll get their pick, You don’tAfight back unless you’re lookin’ to get hit.C G D AIn Tin Can Alley the cops get the kicks,Em B EmThey know who it is, carryin’ the sticks. (2 Bars)[Verse 2]Em Bm Em AHall-way nightmares blackin’ out the moon, Someone’s on the landingEmfumbling with a spoonBm AStay for a while, you can’t be here, Cause the man is comin’.....and heEmmight be nearEm A EmHe knows you’ll come a-lookin’ if you don’t find some, He circles likeAa vulture till your Mind’s undone,C G D AYou’re crazy like a rat but you just can’t run.Em B EmDown in Tin Can Alley with your back to the sun.[Verse 3]Em Bm Em AShoebox halls, ain't very much space, It ain’t just the kids thatEmover-run the placeBm ARats in the cupboard, papa just sighs, Man is afraid... they’ll makeEmthe baby cryEm A EmThey creep along the floor, they creep along the wall, landlord’sAout every time you callC G D AYou’re scared at night, you can’t walk out in the hallEm B EmDown in Tin Can Alley, they ain’t afraid of you at all.[Verse 4]Em AChurch is on the corner heralding the poorEm AThe earth is in a vault locked inside the doorEm ARepent and it is yours is the promise that they giveEM Bm A EmAnd you hope and pray that Jesus...... remembers where you live.Em AYou were born to suffer the preacher he believesEm APay for all your sins, now get down on your kneesC G D ABut you've been down so long that you don't know what it meansEm B EmOh, parked out in the alley in his chauffeured limousineEm B EmDown in Tin Can Alley with your back to the sun.