Will Wakefield and the Congress Hotel
Will Wakefield

Lyrics

The chips are on the table, and the cards are looking hot
This hand’s going to take you home babe for sure
So shake those dice up nice, and cross your legs just right
And ignore all those pretty boys out to score

Jackie’s working all night, last call is at midnight
She’s needs to get a break off her feet
And Annie wants a favor, she needs another flavor
To make her feel the way she should be

And you want to fall in love baby
And you want to act like a child
You’re looking for the king of hearts honey  
But the Suicide Kings are wild

With a catholic girl pretense, and an X rated mouth,
She say’s BJ don’t just stand for black jack
What you see is what you get, and what you want is what I’m not
But you’ll have a good time tonight and that’s a fact

Jackie’s drinking all night, last call is at midnight
She’s giving herself out for free
And Frankie needs a favor, he’s out on good behavior
He needs to get a break from the heat

And you want to be in charge baby
And you want to think that your mild
You’re looking for the king of hearts honey  
But the Suicide Kings are wild

Will Wakefield and the Congress Hotel
Will Wakefield

Lyrics

Carrie lives on Salvation street
Walks all day on blistered feet
On a road paved with gold

She vociferates at ghosts
Yeah she knows this hurts the most
When trying to move on

Carrie lives on Salvation street
And the people that she meets
Can’t see the things she sees

She is broken with grief
She puts dead roses in a wreath
She’s hanging her weight on the door

And the ring around your finger
Was the noose around your neck
And you try not to remember
But she can’t forget

Carrie lives on Salvation street
She burns from the summer heat
When people smile she turns away

She kept the gifts that you gave
And the letters that you engraved
She misses those times, she misses those days

And the ring around your finger
Was the noose around your neck
And you try not to remember
But she can’t forget

Do you remember? When you first met her?

I wasn't trying push you darling,
I wasn't trying to pick a fight
I didn't need an answer baby,
Don't let me go tonight

So wrap yourself in my arms and purr
Grab my heart and hold on tight
I didn't need an answer baby,
Don't let me go tonight, don't let me go tonight…

Carrie lives on Salvation street
She can hear her own heart beat
With the clock on the wall

She knows you’re not coming home
So she unplugs the telephone
She hangs like an angel from the ceiling

Well the ring around her finger
Became the noose around her neck
And you try not to remember
But how can you forget?

And when everything fell apart
And the hope in her eyes went dark
She whispered, please forgive me
Once I lived on Salvation street