6th Avenue Heartache
The Wallflowers Lyrics

Sirens ring, the shots ring out
A stranger cries, screams out loud
I had my world strapped against my back
I held my hands, never knew how to act

And the same black line that was drawn on you
Was drawn on me
And now it's drawn me in
6th Avenue heartache
Below me was a homeless man
I'm singin' songs I knew complete
On the steps alone, his guitar in hand
It's fifty years, stood where he stands

Now walkin' home on those streets
The river winds move my feet
Subway steam, like silhouettes in dreams
They stood by me, just like moonbeams

Look out the window, down upon that street
And gone like a midnight was that man
But I see his six strings laid against that wall
And all his things, they all look so small

I got my fingers crossed on a shooting star
Just like me just moved on

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JAKOB DYLAN

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@Tony Gardner It always was, and always will be, uncertain. The reason we like the past is it’s NOT uncertain anymore: it’s complete. I was 25 in 1996 when this came out. Yes: My first thought was: “Isn’t that the dude from Mr. Jones singing background?” Yes, he was. But there are still great songs. I will give you 5 songs to search for from the past 5 years, all beautiful:

Shark Smile by Big Thief
Rae Street by Courtney Barnett
Your Dog by Soccer Mommy
Impossible Weight by Deep Sea Diver
Me & My Husband by Mitski

All of those are Guitar-Heavy rock songs, except for the Mitski song, which is a piano song in the vein of Fiona Apple. All of those songs would fit nicely into (‘90’s Alternative)

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Dr. Bill

This was the song that was playing when I came home from work and my wife and 4 children were gone along with all my furniture and appliances . She found love on the internet 😂. Well I finally got all my kids back and raised them alone. They’re all since moved out and I’m still in the same home.alone and extremely happy . A song can bring you back to the exact moment in time .


Amazing story bro

Bill Davis

Good job brothah💚💪

Trinidad Apodaca


Lastname First

Some never got their kids back bc they couldn't afford the attorney fees. Child custody cases are always sad. Really are no winners

Lastname First

@Ross it can take a long time to lose that kind of baggage but when u do its like being re-born

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The Wallflowers are completely underrated. This song is absolutely amazing!

Trinidad Apodaca

sounds lil like his dad
even lookl a lil

dan h

@Chuck Little 1q1

dan h

@Rose Cruz cf

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