Street Life

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Name Street Life
Album/single Live only performance.
Length Varies
Writer/composer Bryan Ferry
Producer Not applicable
Release Not applicable
Recorded Not applicable


This is a live-only cover of the Roxy Music song from their "Stranded" album (1973).


Wish everybody would leave me alone—yeah
They're always calling on my telephone
When I pick it up there's no one there
So I walk outside just to take the air

Come on with me cruising down the street
Who knows what you'll see, who you might meet
This brave new world's not like yesterday—
It can take you higher than the milky way

Now I'm blinded I can really see—yeah
No more bright lights confusing me—no
Don't ask me why I'm feeling blue
'cause loving you is all I can do

Hey good-looking boys—gather around
The sidewalk papers gutter-press you down
All those lies can be so unkind
They can make you feel like you're losing your mind

Street life
Street life
Street life
What a life

Back to nature boys—Vassar girls too
Watch what you say, or think, or do
Continental-style strasse girls might
But you know exactly if it's wrong or right

Education is an important key—yes
But the good life's never won by degrees—no
Pointless passing through Harvard or Yale
Only window shopping - it's strictly no sale

Week end starts Friday soon after eight
Your jet black magic helps you celebrate
You may be stranded if you stick around
—And that's really something...

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 2

Morrissey live history:

Wikipedia Information


"Street Life" is the opening track of English rock band Roxy Music's third album Stranded. Written by lead singer Bryan Ferry, the song is an ode to modern life that features sound effects of street noise alongside dissonant synth noises courtesy of newly recruited member Eddie Jobson. Producer Chris Thomas provides bass on the song. "Street Life" was released as the first single from Stranded, reaching the top ten in the band's native UK. The song has since seen acclaim from music writers for staking out a new direction for the band and has become a live favorite for the band.

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