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Thom Moore: Music

Great Coach Lane

(Thom Moore)
January 17, 2010
transl of Vysotsky's Bolshoy Karetny, new words and music by Thom Moore
second translation of Vladimir Vysotsky songs
Great Coach Lane

Where did you turn seventeen?
– Great Coach Lane!
Where'd you do your growing time?
– Great Coach Lane!
Where’d you learn to pop a cap?
– Great Coach Lane!
Where is it you ain't, today?
– Great Coach Lane!

You still remember the hood, homes?
Yeah, right there – down in your bones.
Tell you this: you never lived a single day,
you never cruised down Great Coach Lane.
Sure, babe!

Where did you turn seventeen?
– Great Coach Lane!
Where'd you do your growing time?
– Great Coach Lane!
Where do lights stay on all night?
– Great Coach Lane!
Where is it you ain't, today?
– Great Coach Lane!

They change the name, they change the view,
make everything brand-spanking new.
It don't matter where you go
or where you roam,
you're walking down the Lane, heading home.
Sure, babe!