andersen eric – “trouble in paris”

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Eric Andersen Trouble In Paris by Eric Andersen

Andy Newmark drums
Michael Visceglia bass
Mark Hamza keyboards
Michael Blair percussion
John Leventhal guitars
Shawn Colvin backing vocals.

D D/C#
There’s a blue shadow moving through the Moulin Rouge
Bm D
And a man with a knife point pickin his teeth
G Em
An off duty cop sits with his back to the door
A
And somebody just took a piss in the sink
D D/C#

The cop’s drinkin Pernod thinks he’s drinkin absinthe
Bm D
With the girl who had loved him on the Rue St. Denis
G Em
While somebody’s slinkin smokin under a light
A Bm
And there’s trouble in Paris tonight
D D/C#
Now Simone pulls the collar up tight to her throat
Bm D
While the riverboats knock under the old Pont Neuf
G Em
A rat makes a run for his hole in the wall
A
She stops by a street light and lights a straight cigarette
D D/C#
A Gitane on his knees starts to howl like a dog
Bm D
She closes her purse and tries to peer through the fog
G Em
Nothin seems wrong but somethin ain’t right
A Bm
And there’s trouble in Paris tonight
D D/C#
Now the man cleanin his teeth well he ain’t satisfied
Bm D
He’s hungry for somethin that he just can’t define
G Em
The one by the sink is now sweeping the floor
A
And the cop he ran short of dreams a long time beforeo
D D/C#
While under a street lamp there’s trouble it seems
Bm D
First there’s a struggle and then there’s a scream
G Em
She didn’t know what hit her when he asked for a light
A Bm
And there’s trouble in Paris tonight
D D/C#
Simone had been a town girl not far north of Nantes
Bm D
Who did it for money once then she just couldn’t stop
G Em
Had a fight with her mother another runaway teen
A
Who had hotel love with a cop on the Rue St. Denis
D D/C#
And a boy once abandoned by a cop and a whore
Bm D
Has a knife in his hands he was a child of the war
G Em
It was either Simone or cut out the lights
A Bm
And there’s trouble in Paris tonight
D D/C#
There’s a blue shadow moving through the Moulin Rouge
Bm D
And a man with a knife point pickin his teeth
G Em
An off duty cop sits with his back to the door
A
And somebody just took a piss in the sink
D D/C#
While somebody’s standin out cold in the rain
Bm D
Could be all warm inside drinking champagne
G Em
Being thin as a shadow smokin under a light
A Bm
And there’s trouble in Paris tonight
G Em
Bein thin as a shadow smokin under a light
A Bm
And there’s trouble in Paris tonight

From The Ghost Upon The Road CD
Plump Records 1988

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