Dance Hall Girls
Tom Russell Lyrics


These dance hall girls, they treat you kind
They give you their bodies, but you'll never touch their minds
They'll fill you up, with lipstick lies
Then they put you down son
Don't be surprised
Is this the way it always is here in Baltimore?

I held her mountains, I kissed her plains
I touched her sunshine, Lord then I drank her rain
But I went too far. Then I broke too fast
I thought I had a winner picked
I came in last, again
Is this the way it always is here in Baltimore?

I must have chosen the wrong season to come down
I never realized they call this sacred ground

My sense of time, a-hell I'm a week behind
I sent a letter home, but this all takes time you know
I wanna get some money, I wanna go back home
But these dance hall girls
Know how to make a man feel alone
Is this the way it always is here in Baltimore?

I must have chosen the wrong season to come down
I never realized they call this sacred ground

My sense of time, a-hell I'm a week behind
They give you their bodies, but you'll never touch their minds
They'll fill you up, with lipstick lies
These dance hall girls say
They can't stand to see a grown man cry
Is this the way it always is here in Baltimore?
Is this the way it always is here in Montreal?
Is this the way it always is here in Baltimore?

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