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Liberty Street

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:19 pm
by gizo
Liberty Street - gizo

(with apologies to RxW, Vom Vorton, and Wonderfalls)

I’ve lost my curiosity
Like something’s died inside of me
Staring at the precipice - no piss to crystallise
Just my stupid worthless self to hate and to despise

Driving fast one hundred twenty miles an hour
Down this melancholy highway
I can’t play this number on repeat
I need an intersection
Right on red
Right on red
Right on red
at Liberty Street

Re: Liberty Street

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:02 am
by vowlvom
Vom Vorton

let’s rank the countries
to help us pass the time
start at the bottom
and I’d like to suggest: mine
we might not have a gun problem
we might not be on fire
but we crashed out of Europe
after voting for a liar

so hold up your banners
and shout that life is sweet
as everyone locks their doors
on Liberty Street

let’s privatise the country
sell off the NHS
so there’s no-one left to save us
when the whole country’s depressed
we’ll wave our fucking Union Jacks
as life goes down the shitter
like the red-faced little Englanders
all I taste is bitter

so roll out the bunting
shout that life is sweet
as nobody collects the bins
on Liberty Street

fuck your commemorative tea-towels
enjoy your chlorinated meat
while nobody picks up the shit
on Liberty Street

Re: Liberty Street

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:49 pm
by WreckdoMelle
Liberty Street - Brown Word and the Big Whine

Have you been good all your life
Seldom seen and never heard,
Going with the madding crowd,
Afraid to leave the curb?
Come on down to Liberty Street

Strut your stuff on Liberty Street
We do what we want
Strut your stuff on Liberty Street
It's legal or it's not
On Liberty Street there are no stop signs

Are you tired of the yes sir no sir,
Waiting in the queue,
Let the boss control you?
Tired of being pushed around?
Come on down to Liberty Street

Strut your stuff on Liberty Street
We do what we want
Strut your stuff on Liberty Street
It's legal or it's not
On Liberty Street there are no stop signs

The decadence, the cruel excess
The glamour and the waste
Prosperity, perversity
The sicknesses we taste
Drive your Ford down Liberty Street
Like you see it on TV
Unbridled freedom for the taking
Nothing's out of reach

Be pig in shit, be clad in gold
Be sneaking thief, be big and bold
Be naked screaming in the night
Be slick with blood and full of fight
The streets are yours!

On Liberty Street there are no stop signs

Re: Liberty Street

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:38 pm
by sleepysilverdoor
Phlebia - Liberty Street

Remember springtime, those crisp and cloudless days
Our fields awash in colors, your efflorescent laze

As the birds make their return
And the mosses and the ferns
And the grasses rise from bare ground
Transfixed by this playground

I watched the bees with envy, those fertile pollinators
The stamen and the pistil, the fruitful incubators

Our summer comes with such temptation
Our hormonal sequestration
Daydreaming of the sweet guttations
It's only natural to me...

Let's drop the metaphors, you know just what I'm saying
Responsibilities they leave no time for playing
Try to cheat our nature with barriers and pills
Perfect application requires perfect skill

I'm tired of this contradiction
This compulsive physiological addiction
Just wanna come and go where I please
I'm on my way to Liberty Street

And so I got to reading, looking for a taste of freedom
Put an end to my worries, maintain the size of my kingdom
And now they make the incision, finally I smell the burning
Free at least to indulge these primal yearnings

Don't know why I waited all this time
To give myself some peace of mind
Now I come and go where I please
Here I am on Liberty Street

Re: Liberty Street

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:16 pm
by crumpart
Liberty Street - Hot Pink Halo

***

A double-decker drops me off
On Liberty Street
Two blocks of freedom
Bridging the divide
From Grattan through to Main
We can cross to the other side

A city full of history right here
Under my feet
I don't know its stories yet
They're layered and they're vast
They whisper softly to me
Crossing over from the past

A wall disappeared
A life on the Lee
A river split in two
As it flows into the sea

Re: Liberty Street

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:00 am
by Paco Del Stinko
Liberty Street - Paco del Stinko

I lived on Liberty Street in the summer of '83
It was down in the marsh across the street from the beach

A blue and silver tin can with a porch on the side
Only a foot from the next trailer which stood twice as high

It didn't really matter much I mostly just crashed there
But you could still hear the waves rumble and smell the salt air

I'd walk a mile to work to cook hot dogs and fried dough
We stayed open late to serve the drunks after the Frolics' last show

Sometimes after we closed we'd go to Leo's house to play dice
Winning and losing til the sun came up we never thought it was a vice

The center looked so different in the grey morning light
All the amusements and rides closed save for the ghosts of last night

Sometimes I'd sleep on the beach on a towel in the sand
Snoozing away under the sun what a nice tan

I only wore shoes when I went to work and the soles of my feet turned to leather
I was young lean and in shape and I probably never looked better

Liberty street is still there but me and the trailer are long gone
And even though I don't live in the past the memories are strong
And even though I don't live in the past the memories are strong
The memories live on

Re: Liberty Street

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:25 am
by owl
Liberty Street
miscellaneous owl

The first night that I spent on my own
I listened to the sirens going by
And I thought, I'll never make it
Without my lover sleeping by my side

The first day that I spent on my own
I dropped my earring down the bathroom drain
And I called his name
Then remembered I was living there alone

I'd gone to look at places, didn't think I could afford them
Until I saw the Craigslist ad for a studio apartment
Above Liberty Street, just enough for me
And I realized I could be free

And if I die on Liberty Street, I think I'll be happy
I feel the light of Liberty Street on my face, and I'm happy
Didn't think my life could change like this, it's strange to be happy
On Liberty Street, in a studio apartment
On Liberty Street, in a studio apartment

The first time that I felt like sleeping in
I got up at noon and no-one said a word
And I thought, how strange
Saying what I want and being heard

I wanted brunch but I'd never dared
To ask the host for a table just for one
It turned out that no-one cared
So I sat and ate my pancakes in the sun
And realized I felt happy there alone

And if I die on Liberty Street, I think I'll be happy
I feel the light of Liberty Street on my face, and I'm happy
Didn't think my life could change like this, it's strange to be happy
On Liberty Street, in a studio apartment
On Liberty Street, in a studio apartment

Liberty Street

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:59 am
by Geoff WreckdoM
Liberty Street
by WreckdoM

Take a look at my dried up teats
Take a look at my dried up teats
They's thirsty
Prowlin' on Liberty Street
Take a look at my maggoty meat
Take a look at my maggoty meat
It's hungry
Huntin' on Liberty Street
Whatchoo gonna see?
Whatchoo gonna do?
Out looking for something sho nuff out looking for you

Take a look at my broken teeth
Sit there staring in disbelief
I'm living
Just a cog on Liberty Street
Take a look at my jagged claws
See where the bone is sticking out
I'm gifted
They know my name on Liberty Street
Whatchoo wanna see?
Careful whatchoo do
Keep an eye out for the popo cause he sho nuff eyeballing you

Re: Liberty Street

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:42 pm
by Pigfarmer Jr
Liberty Street
Pigfarmer Jr

Knew a girl on Liberty Street
Nice smile but smelly feet
She'd shake her hips all through the night
I'd keep tryin' 'till I got it right

I can't forget Liberty Street
All of the creepy people
That we would meet
I can't forget Liberty Street

Re: Liberty Street

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:49 am
by noma
Nick Soma - Liberty Street

Carefully planning for tomorrow
Too much for you to bear
Drowning in a sea of sorrow
Cracks in the mask that you wear
You can stand in the light, but you won't see
Take a walk on Liberty Street, but you're not free
You can walk anywhere, you're not free

Adapting to a world so shallow
Doing whatever you're told
And what's inside you can't unfold
No freedom but security
Go have a walk on Liberty Street, but you're not free

Somehow
You always
Seem to end up
On the FLOOOOOOOORRRR!

Wonder why you're feeling hollow
These things are over your head
You could choose, but you'll just follow
Why not think for yourself instead?
Alright, I know that you're not me
But walking on this street of liberty
Do you really think that you are free?
You can walk anywhere, but you won't see
Do you even care if you are free?