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Sin City
The Flying Burrito Brothers 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 a gold plated door
Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain

The scientists say
It will all wash away
But we don't believe any more
'Cause we've got our recruits
And our green mohair suits
So please show your I.D. at the door

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

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

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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CHE SMITH, CYDEL CHARLES YOUNG, JOSEPH YOUNG III, MALIK YUSEF EL SHABBAZ JONES, TEYANA MESHAY TAYLOR, TRAVIS SCOTT

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J.B. Beverley

I've had this record for well over two decades.. and every time I hear this song, Gram's voice hits my weak spot and brings me to tears. Rest well, brother. -JB 

Peter Kingsmill

Me too. Nailed it!

Mcseeker86

JB... Will you please make sure try to book Gram Parsons Derry Down for this (potentially) final tour you're talking about doing?

It's in Winter Haven, FL. Was the first venue Parsons ever performed in. Built by his parents so that he could hone his craft.
Google it for the website that tells the complete history.

Lori Hahnel

They always sound like the Everly Brothers on acid to me. Brilliant.

Laurie Casano

Perfect!

Jed Zeppelin

Everly Bros alter egos.

Dale Kidd

Never thought of that, but good observation, maybe l was on acid!!!☯️

patrick rooney

Is it just me or does definitely sound like they sped up the tape to make their voices sound higher? Like a mix of the Everly Brothers and The Chipmunks. Gram and Chris both have deeper voices than they sound on a lot of The Burrito Brothers songs. I know that they can both sing beautifully up high but on this track, Hot Burrito #1, and Christine's Tune they sound sped up and I don't mean on drugs. We all know that they were definitely "Sped Up" during this whole time on amphetamines and coke but it sounds like they have sped up the recording to make their voices sound higher.

David Greene

Now that you mention it, it's all I can think of.....damm

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nazno

One of the greatest lines in rock, country-rock history--"on the 31st floor a gold plated door, won't keep out the lord's burning rain"

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