Lyrics

THE SOUNDS NEXT DOOR
Copyright 1993 Walter Salas-Humara
Published 1993 Lagartija Music (BMI)

There are sounds coming through the walls from next door
Sitting here waiting to turn the recorder on
Got a mic in the baseboard, touched up the paint the week before

There are sounds coming through the walls from next door
It's something important, but I can't place everything
Send my wife to the market, send the tape to Washington

There are sounds coming through the walls from next door
A woman cleans every Thursday; it's not clear how much she knows
She never touches the kitchen and when she leaves, she wears different clothes

There are sounds coming through the walls from next door
It came without any warning; they went down like dominoes
All my theories have vanished and my partner's in Ontario

There are sounds coming through the walls from next door
It's been going on for weeks now, what to bring, what not to leave
There's a charge in the air here and my partner's in Los Angeles

There are sounds coming through the walls from next door
Got a message from Virginia via pouch through Key Biscayne
It's just a big pile of numbers looking for a man to blame

There are sounds coming through the walls from next door
The music is over; the sky's blacked out with rain
Going down to the airstrip, fire u the midnight plane
There are sounds coming through the walls from next door