Dark Town Dead End Dudes

This is the one song that I've completed for a planned Rock Opera.
The Opera Theme is life in a depressed section of society where people have figured out it's not as bad as society thinks. The protagonist enters this world in search of his runaway sister. One encounter is with the Dark Town Dead End Dudes, that serve as silent protectors, and give him a little message.

I’m cold and tired, I think I got a touch of the flu….

I need a doctor, I know it don’t matter to you…..

Been a week or so, since I’ve been clean….

I’m beaten and hungry, it makes a guy, kinda mean….

 

But I can make it on Dead End Street.

I can always find me something to eat.

I just have to hustle some people I meet,

I do what I have to do…..

 

Cuz I’m a Dark Town Dead End Dude.

I’m mean and nasty and rude.

Some people even say I’m lewd.

I do what I do, cuz I have to, and what’s the rub, Babe..

Is I know you do too….

 

I’m weak and wicked, I must hear that every day….

But you don’t know me, maybe I want it that way….

It’s just my job man, doing what I’m taught to do….

By the junkies, the dealers, the hookers and who knows who…

 

But I can make it on Dead End Street.

I can always find me something to eat.

I just have to hustle some people I meet,

I do what I have to do…..

 

Cuz I’m a Dark Town Dead End Dude.

I’m mean and nasty and rude.

Some people even say I’m lewd.

I do what I do, cuz I have to, and what’s the rub, Babe..

Is I know you do too….

The End

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