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Baby's gone down to toyland
Shoppin' for a brand new gun
Baby's gone down to toyland
'Cause that's how her whole life's been run

It's run off the backs of those who have no say
Run down in front of people in the way

Baby's gone down to toyland
The heat makes her whole world go 'round
Baby's gone down to toyland
The carousel stoppped in her town

Never do the right guys call her
When they call her at all
Quiet, there's the phone line
The static says it all

And all the crimees against her
Change her colours like the fall
And bad times which never left
Are starting to wind down

Baby's gone down to toyland
Stoppin' by a brand new gun
My baby's gone down to toyland
The metal makes her think that she's won

No clouds burst into her daytime
She's got her own thunder now
The scenes seen on her street
Can feel her sadness wow

Wind down
Wind you right down
Wind you right away

Baby's gonna take her own life into her hands
Baby's gonna taker her own life into her hands

Baby walks down Canal Street
Reachin' for her steely blue friend
Baby pulls out her mean street
An out of state means to an end
No more will a boy who's fadin'
Make her feel like toys to men


from Three Minute Warnings - The Long Ryders Live in New York City, released July 2, 2020
Written by Sid Griffin
© Sid Griffin
Published by Huevos Rancheros/Bug Music Ltd


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The Long Ryders Los Angeles, California

The Long Ryders founded alt-country with their 1984 album, Native Sons, and helped codify and popularise Americana throughout their career. Crossing Byrds/Buffalo Springfield electric guitars and harmonies with a Sex Pistols/Ramones rhythm section was their idea and their legacy. Their signature songs Looking For Lewis And Clark and I Had A Dream have never left the airwaves. ... more

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