paris lyrics – joshua kadison

ezra was an old man
he lived by the sea.
watchin’ himself gettin’ older,
with no family.
and c*ssie was a pretty one,
a bartender by trade.
she had a daughter with big green eyes,
she called her jade.
they met each other in the park,
while jade was on a swing.
on a bench underneath a tree,
they talked about everything.
and she said, sometimes i get so scared,
but i don’t know why.
she reached for the old man’s hand,
and she began to cry.
and he said,
it ain’t no crime, it ain’t no crime…
everybody gets a little bit lonely sometimes.
it ain’t no crime, it ain’t no crime…
everybody gets a little bit lonely sometimes.

then he said…
i was gonna be a painter,
gonna paint my masterpiece.
i spent my whole life dreamin’,
now they’re my only memories.
and i was gonna live in paris, france
now my body’s fallin’ apart.
i could be pablo pic*sso if dillusion were an art.
and she said,
“that sounds lovely… paris, france
just sayin’ those words,
kinda makes me wanna dance,
do you wanna dance?”

it ain’t no crime, it ain’t no crime…
everybody gets a little bit lonely sometimes.
it ain’t no crime, it ain’t no crime…
everybody gets a little bit lonely sometimes.

they’d meet there every sunday
in the park at noon.
ezra would get there early
to buy jade a red balloon.
and c*ssie’d tell him all about
her awful luck with men.
she’s say, “wish i could find a guy like you
but they’ll never make you again.”
and jade would fall asleep on ezra’s lap
there in the park.
while c*ssie’d still be talkin’ a long time after dark.

everybody gets a little bit loney sometimes.

one sunday afternoon,
no ezra, no red balloon.
just a friend of his who said,
“ezra p*ssed away.
and he wanted me to bring this letter to you today.”
well it was 2 tickets to paris and a note that read,
‘thank you for the dance…
my dearest c*ssie,
you were my paris, france.’

it ain’t no crime, it ain’t no crime…
everybody gets a little bit loney sometimes.

/ joshua kadison lyrics