Detroit City Blues

from by Allye Gaietto

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well I spent my money wisely
on the lottery and booze
yeah, it seemed a better gamble
than another night with you
and I know that you can't see, dear
why I do the things I do
but I'm looking for those detroit city blues

there ain't no other city
gonna know the things she knows
no, there ain't no other city
knows to keep her people close
through the things that she has been through
I wanna be like her those most
oh, I'm looking for those detroit city blues

in a state shaped like a hand
that's been nailed up on the cross
baby, you would understand
if you heard the warning shots
there is something deep inside her
that is torn and tempest-tossed
but we keep on singing those detroit city blues

well the night falls here like clockwork
but the streetlights don't turn on
the only light left flickers
"get your liquor here" and "pawn"
but despite her lamentations
she still grows and carries on
and we keep on singing those detroit city blues

yeah, we keep on singing those detroit city blues

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from Some Kind of Heaven, released November 12, 2016

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Allye Gaietto Detroit, Michigan

Allye Gaietto is a singer-songwriter based in Detroit, MI. Her songs range from sparse and simple to intricate and complex; genre-wise, they're best described as sometimes eccentric, always thoughtful jazz-influenced pop. Her lyrics are wrought with self-aware fragility, brought to life by a voice always caught halfway between a shout and a whisper. ... more

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