Bill Gaunce
5th Avenue
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5th Avenue

Freddie's dead, it hurts my head
man, I've heard that song before
turn your radio down, though I love the sound
don't wanna hear it anymore

From the breakdown, to the shake down
and the Watergate you know,
pretty soon we'll all be singin'
"Four Dead In Ohio"

Shut your eyes when walking by
Shut your ears, a mother sighs
Shut your heart, so you don't hear the cries

Seeing black and white it's over due
Coo coo cachoo, deja vu
move along there's nothing new
only bloodstains on the Red White And Blue
We're on 5th Avenue

Newsreels from my childhood
faded grainy monochrome
look the same today in color
but closer to my home

In the streets, a museum
suffering . . . not that long ago
traitors to our freedom
Oh how we love them so

Fighting to protect those
who do not care for you
Seems such a nonsensical
stupid thing to do

Seeing black and white it's over due
Coo coo cachoo, deja vu
move along there's nothing new
only bloodstains on the Red White And Blue
We're on 5th Avenue
In the middle of the street
standing in the concrete
frozen in the headlights
everything's the same,
we see them taking aim
and no one's left to fight
here on 5th avenue

Shut your eyes when walking by
Shut your ears, a mother sighs
Shut your heart, so you don't hear the cries

Seeing black and white it's over due
Coo coo cachoo, deja vu
move along there's nothing new
only bloodstains on the Red White And Blue
We're on 5th Avenue

Seeing black and white it's over due
Coo coo cachoo, deja vu
move along there's nothing new
only bloodstains on the Red White And Blue
We're on 5th Avenue

On 5th Avenue, me and you
everybody

Credits
Lyrics Credits: Bill Gaunce
Music Credits: Bill Gaunce
Producer Credits: Bill Gaunce
Publisher Credits: Bill Gaunce
Performance Credits: Bill Gaunce
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Song Length: 5:30
Primary Genre: Rock-Americana
Secondary Genre: Rock-Americana
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Civil Rights
Mood 1: Poignant
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later