Sleep like a baby, my little lady, Dream till the sunrise creeps into your eyes Dream till the sunrise Turns on the day. In the Avenues and Alleyways while you sleep there's a whole world coming alive Abel and his brother, fighting one another in and out of every dive The Avenues and Alleyways where the strong and the quick alone can survive Look around the jungle see the rough and tumble Listen to a squealer cry Then a little later in the morning paper Read about the way he died. Wake up my pretty
Go to the city Stay through the daytime safe in the sunshine stay till the daytime turns into night. In the Avenues and Alleyways Where a mans gotta work out which side he's on any way he chooses chances are he loses no one gets to live too long the avenues and alleyways Where the soul of a man is easy to buy everybody's wheeling everybody's dealing all the low are living high Every city's got em can we ever stop em some of us've gotta try.