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      Lyrics for David Bowie - "Amsterdam"

      In the port of Amsterdam
      There's a sailor who sings
      Of the dreams that he brings
      From the wide open sea
      In the port of Amsterdam
      There's a sailor who sleeps
      While the river bank weeps
      To the old Willow tree

      In the port of Amsterdam
      There's a sailor who dies
      Full of beer, full of cries
      In a drunken town fight
      In the port of Amsterdam
      There's a sailor who's born
      On a hot muggy morn
      By the dawn's early light

      In the port of Amsterdam
      Where the sailors all meet
      There's a sailor who eats
      Only fish heads and tails
      And he'll show you his teeth
      That have rotted too soon
      That can haul up the sails
      That can swallow the moon

      And he yells to the cook
      With his arms open wide
      "Hey, bring me more fish
      Throw it down by my side"
      And he wants so to belch
      But he's too full to try
      So he stands up and laughs
      And he zips up his fly

      In the port of Amsterdam
      You can see sailors dance
      Paunches bursting their pants
      Grinding women to porch
      They've forgotten the tune
      That their whiskey voice croaked
      Splitting the night
      With the roar of their jokes
      And they turn and they dance
      And they laugh and they lust
      Till the rancid sound of the accordion bursts
      And then out of the night
      With their pride in their pants
      And the sluts that they tow
      Underneath the street lamp

      In the port of Amsterdam
      There's a sailor who drinks
      And he drinks and he drinks
      And he drinks once again
      He'll drink to the health
      Of the whores of Amsterdam
      Who've given their bodies
      To a thousand other men
      Yeah, they've bargained their virtue
      Their goodness all gone
      For a few dirty coins
      When he just can't go on
      Throws his nose to the sky
      Aims it up above
      And he pisses like I cry
      On the unfaithful love

      In the port of Amsterdam
      In the port of Amsterdam

      SONGWRITERS:
      LENNON, JOHN/ONO, YOKO
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