Stranger on the corner

Asking for a quarter

Stop and stare a moment

Turn the music louder

 

Mother dressed in drags

Talking to her daughter

Stop and stare a moment

Turn the music louder

 

Because sound’s what keeps me sound

On this planet that’s a merry go round

When it’s hard to swallow

I step within

I stretch the skin

And I beat the drum

Hollow

 

Got a glimpse of the news

What I caught wasn’t cool

Aw man, godamnit

I just take it for granted

 

Well that’s why

I keep my earbuds in

With the volume high

And when the streets can be such a downer

I turn the music louder

 

Yeah sometimes it’s hard

To stay where you are

And not fall apart

When you feel the friction

Just take a listen

And turn the music louder