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Night Owl Cafe   (John Sebastian)

Well, the junkies still stumble past the door
of the Night Owl Cafe
And the club owners grumble
The neighborhood's slippin' away
And it's hard to remember the days when
the music poured from the stage
Now there's no more music
at the Night Owl Cafe

Well the basement is dark now
The bulb is blown out
I can tell by the hole in the floor
Where the smoke used to rise
and my partners' red eyes
would invite me downstairs for some more

And the kids peerin' in thru the door
Whispered, "This neever happened before"
Now there's no more music at the Night Owl Cafe
No more music at the Night Owl Cafe
Out there in space and time
But the address has changed
Now there's no more music at the Night Owl Cafe

Well my friends always ask in a casual voice
What became of that smokey cafe
Do the players still play?
Did the music just blow 'em away?
But those people that ask me
are wonderin' bout more than they'll say
I just tell 'em there's no more music
at the Night Owl Cafe

No more music at the Night Owl Cafe
Out there in space and time
But the address has changed
Now there's no more music at the Night Owl Cafe

1992  John Sebastian "Tar Beach"
Shanachie Entertainment Corp.