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Joe Droukas - The Sweetest One

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The Sweetest One

And the fags, 
they prance around smellin' sweet
and actin' like their mamas did 
when they was young.
It's a hard world (it's a hard world)
when you try to be the sweetest one.
And I'd rather be a commie out in Tulsa, Oklahoma
than try to be the sweetest one.
 
And the drunks, 
they stand out in the freezing cold
waiting for the liquor stores to open up.
God damn hard life (it's a hard life)
when you try to make it
on the street, stay on your feet.
And I'd rather be back in the sack in my shack
than try to make it on the street.
 
And hang around downtown, 
gotta keep 'em smilin' and roll with the punches.
Don't be caught starry-eyed, look alive,
there's a million stars in the city streets.
Now you call this milk and honey 
and I just don't understand it now.
 
Whoa, Lord, won't you get me off the streets
(get me off the streets) now?
Whoa, Lord, get me off the streets
(get me off the streets) now.
Whoa, Lord, get me off the streets
(get me off the streets) now.
Whoa, Lord, won't you get me off the streets?
 
Got post-World-War-II blues,
your daddy didn't come home.
Mama's on the telephone,
you're tryin' all her clothes on.
It's a hard world (it's a hard world)
when you try to be the sweetest one.
Gotta act like Greta Garbo, 
look like Brigitte Bardot,
it's hard to be the sweetest one.
 
And the hustler's game is cold, 
he never stops, he never smiles, 
you never know what he is thinkin'.
It's a hard life (it's a hard life)
when you try to make it on the street,
stay on your seat.
And I'd rather be stacked in my sack in my shack
than try to make it on the street.
And I'd rather be stuck with a monk kickin' junk
than try to be the sweetest one.
 
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