From the album Woozy

Lyrics

RUSSIANS IN CHINATOWN
Copyright 1997 Dave Bassett and Walter Salas-Humara
Published 1997 Royal Swirly Music (ASCAP) and Lagartija Music (BMI)

Walter Salas-Humara and Dave Bassett - voices, guitars, bass, keyboards and percussion

Not much more than a room upstairs in the back
Leaky faucets and an old hat rack
They crawled through the window one Saturday night
I couldn't tell if they were dancing or starting a fight

Living with Russians in Chinatown
Living with Russians in Chinatown

I don't know where it came from, but when it went off
It blew a hole in the ceiling, and she howled like a dog
That damn woman stumbled downstairs
She was missing an earring, and she was missing one of her ears

Living with Russians in Chinatown
Living with Russians in Chinatown

They ran out of vodka and special fried rice
Their hands started sweating, and there was a worried look their eyes
They glanced at the window and at the hole in the ceiling
They laughed at that woman, and they started laughing at me

Living with Russians in Chinatown
Living with Russians in Chinatown

Now I'm upstairs, there's a hole in the floor
That woman beside me wants to even the score
But downstairs is empty, and the sun’s coming up
There's just time for coffee and the subway to work

Living with Russians in Chinatown
Living with Russians in Chinatown