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Janis Ian

Streetlife Serenaders

Janis Ian

Yes I'm out tonight. Look into my eyes
Listen to my heartbeat - I could not stay inside
The sound of your city lights, burning bright, heart's delight
The rhythm of the summer heat
and the running feet on the city street
and the sun like wheat fields, waving cartwheels, crazy in the sky
Gauguin in syncopation to the rhythm and the sigh
The echo of your footsteps on the river makes me high
Don't tell nobody I called it, 'cause I think it'll make me cry

Crazy Louie looks for love in every lost saloon
His tension fits him like a glove. He reeks of death and doom
Between the resurrection and the light, I've seen it too
Don't tell nobody I called it - I think I'm in love with you

In the local bodega, the ladies are lovely now
And the gold tooth flashing like lightning now,
mst be signaling somehow
t the loser in the cellar over there
Another fellow - take care!
Cinderella's in love with her ashes
ad the love's not fair

The animals are out tonight. I hear it in the roar
Somebody ought to start a fight,before they start a war
The streets are like a jungle now, with a lock on every door
I'm going back to the city where a whore's a whore

When I get back home, everything'll be right again
When I'm on my own. I can't fight no more, my friend
I got the sound of the jungle ringing in my ears
I can't hear the beginning from the end
and I'm frightened of bending in the wind
and I want to get back to the city again

Your breath is like a hurricane. My heart beats like the sea
Your eyes a broken window pane in the dust of Galilee
My love ran racing through the night
like a virgin running free
I can't feel the light do away with me
And I want to go back to the city, back to the city,
Back to the city again
Back to the city, back to the city,
Back to the city again

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on December 17, 2018

  • Thursday, January 31st

    Island Library, Holmes Beach, FL

    Island Library

    Holmes Beach, FL

    Phone: 941-778-6341

    Visit the venue's website

    Island Library
    5701 Marina Drive
    Holmes Beach, FL 34217
    Janis will be speaking about her career as a performing songwriter and author of the Grammy-winning audiobook "Society's Child: My Autobiography", along with "The Tiny Mouse", a children's book. The talk will be illustrated with a few songs and a Q&A. Merchandise will be offered for sale (cash/check preferred) to benefit The Pearl Foundation and the Island Library equally, and Janis is happy to sign items after the talk is over. For information please call 941-778-6341. * Please note, this is a co-venture with the Waterline Marriott next door to the library. The actual talk will take place at the Waterline, piped into the library and then offered on line. Expect laughter and tears on gorgeous Anna Maria Island! 

  • Wednesday, March 6th

    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Winter Park, FL

    Tiedtke Concert Hall

    Winter Park, FL

    Phone: 407-646-2233

    Visit the venue's website

    Master Class - Free Event.

  • Thursday, March 7th

    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Winter Park, FL

    Tiedtke Concert Hall

    Winter Park, FL

    Phone: 407-646-2233

    Visit the venue's website

    Free show.

  • Thursday, August 8th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    Master Class with Livingston Taylor.

    10AM to 2PM

  • Friday, August 9th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435.649.9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Saturday, August 10th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Sunday, August 11th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Wednesday, August 14th

    Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

    Ridgefield Playhouse

    Ridgefield, CT

    Phone: 203-438-5795

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

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