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PLAY FOR THEM    
©1983 Sally Fingerett, Green Fingers Music, BMI

Tourist attractions attract him
The tourists are ready to spend, so he
Plays for them, right on the street he
Sings to them, you know he’d like to
Talk to them, oh no he’s only there to
Play for them
For change or a bill, give what you will
While he plays for them

Pretty women passing by
Flowers in skirts he laughs, he’s high while he
Plays for them, right on the street he
Sings to them, you know he’d like to
Talk to them, oh no he’s only there to
Play for them
For a smile or a wink, he knows what they think
While he plays for them

His pals come by to sympathize
Request he best with hopeful eyes, while he
Plays for them, right on the street he
Sings to them, you know he’d like to
Talk to them, oh no he’s only there to
Play for them
But at dinner tonight they’re gonna
Turn up the lights and he’ll play for them

His girl back home in Kansas City
Cries but never tells where he
Plays for them, right on the street he
Sings to them, she wonders does he
Talk to them, oh no he’s only there
To play for them
She knows he’ll return a little
Wounded and burned ‘cause he played for them

I’d like to ask if we could meet
When he gets his act off this heartless street where he
Plays for them, right on the street he
Sings to them, you know, I’d like to
Talk to him, oh no, he’s only there to play for them
We don’t know his name, but I guess that’s the game

When you play for them

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