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'CLEAR' Lyrics & Music By Joe Hurley

"Jimmy The Jeweller swore off the booze,
but he's not saying why
And Cadillac Frank's parked next to the bank, nervously fixing his tie
And Lazy-eyed Johnny in the back of a van,
wasted without fear
Slips a piece into Jimmy's hands, his mother holds back her tears

And it's clear, here, were, shooting holes
In the sky and the moon and the sun
Hey Jimmy, drop your gun, slowly turn around, put your hands down on the ground, dont make a single sound

Alone in your cell, you know the sounds well,
the footsteps of the screws
But all they bring you are kicks in the face,
and yesterday's news
You dream of the streets, when they called out your name, and you still had jet-black hair
And the pills & the dope, well they give you some hope, but most times you really dont care

And it's clear, here, were, shooting holes
in the sky and the moon and the sun
Hey Jimmy, I'm the one, you drank with until 3, down in Margate By the Sea, with our Spanish Duty Free

And it's clear, here, were, shooting holes
in the sky and the moon and the sun
Hey Jimmy, we were young, hangin from the trees,
always you and me, with our proud and bloody knees

Five years roll by, in a shivering haze,
then a letter from your wife
She's got a new man, two new kids,
a new house, a new life
And even if you and Frankie Boy,
you broke out tonight
Remember the judge's final words,
There's no visitation rights

And it's clear, here, were, shooting holes
in the sky and the moon and the sun
Hey, Jimmy, you're the one who never turns around
You're such a fuckin' clown

And it's clear, here, were, shooting holes
in the sky and the moon and the sun"

credits

from Chaser, track released January 1, 2000
Special Guest: Chris Byrne:Uillean Pipes

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Joe Hurley New York, New York

NYC."Best singer in R&R."
- Village Voice
Joe Hurley,
Johnny Depp, Keith Richards win 2 Audie Awards for 'Life'.
AudioBook w Neil Gaiman,CD w/ Colum McCann.
Heralded for the emotional delivery in his raspy baritone, & poetic lyrics.
"Joe Hurley is one of the City's deepest singers, both in his vocal range & in the level of his soulfulness-Mesmerizing"
THE NEW YORKER.
London-Irish. West Ham man.
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