Sin City

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Lyrics

This old town is filled with sin,
It'll swallow you in
If you've got some money to burn.
Take it home right away,
You've got three years to pay
But Satan is waiting his turn

This old earthquake's gonna leave me in the poor house.
It seems like this whole town's insane
On the thirty-first floor your gold plated door
Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain

The scientists say
It'll all wash away
But we don't believe any more
Cause we've got our recruits
And our green mohair suits
So please show you ID At the door.

A friend came around.
Tried to clean up this town,
His ideas made some people mad.
But he trusted his crowd,
So he spoke right out loud
And they lost the best friend they had

On the thirty-first floor your gold plated door
Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain


Credits

Performances

This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but he performed it in concert as a duet with Emmylou Harris in 2005 and 2006.

Recordings

  • The Flying Burrito Brothers, on The Gilded Palace Of Sin, 1969
  • Emmylou Harris, on Elite Hotel, 1975
  • Billy Bragg, B-side of "Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards," 1988
  • Dwight Yoakam, on Just Lookin' For A Hit, 1989
  • Uncle Tupelo, B-side of "I Got Drunk," 1990
  • Rose Maddox, on $35 And A Dream, 1994

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