Colin Coplin

Rookie - 4 Points (Australia)

Busker's Boulevard - Poem by Colin Coplin

Suburban squire thinks that one day he'll be a star
So every evening he goes busking with his guitar
He needs the money ‘cause he says he's got to pay the bills
But we all know, he'll spend the cash on other thrills

I know life can be very hard
Down on Buskers's Boulevard

Business man walking down this busy street
He takes some time out to stand and watch the poor boy sing
He contemplates awhile on questions that need answering
Then wanders off to the tune the poor boy sings

I know life can be very hard
Down on Busker's Boulevard

The wind blows, lovers hold each other close
Share a kiss a movie, coffee at Piccolo's
They pass the fortune teller and they get their fortune read
Two minutes later, hit by a car, the fortune teller's dead

I know life can be very hard
Down on Busker's Boulevard

Last night passed real quick
And everything still seems a blur
She left her mark on me
But I cannot remember her

I know life can be very hard
Down on Busker's Boulevard

Break

The Street sweeper in his green machine
Cleans up all trace from last nights scene
He looks around and smiles, he's so proud
He keeps the cleanest street in this whole town

I know life can be very hard
Down on Busker's Boulevard

I know that life can be very hard
Did you hear that they're closing down the Boulevard

Suburban squire thinks that one day he'll be a star


Copyright Colin Coplin 1983 / 2010


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Street Musicians

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, November 23, 2012


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