From the recording Rise From The Ashes


As I walked out in lower ManhattanA girl I chanced to pass bySomething about her caught my attentionSomething hard to identifyShe carried a suitcase through the streets of the cityAnd shivered with cold in the thin coat she woreShe said, "Look at my face - it used to be prettyNow I'm old and I'm twenty-four."If you see the one who put the tears in my eyesHe's got a gold-tipped cane and a rose tattooTell him I love him - Tell him goodbyeI would stay, but I'd be crazy toAt first it was romance just like in a movieRomeo and Juliet when we beganBut then it got dark and then it got uglyHe showed me affection with the back of his handHe liked to mix his powders and potionsBought in the alleys away from the lightHe'd say, "I'll fix you up - name your poison"I watched him age ten years overnightBlowing smoke rings that gave him a haloHe'd talk about his criminal mindHe'd say, "Well, I guess it's just your fate to goFalling in love with the dangerous kind."