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In France They Kiss On Main Street Lyrics By Joni Mitchell

    my darling dime store thief
    in the war of independence
    rock ‘n’ roll rang sweet as victory
    under neon signs
    a girl was in bloom
    and a woman was fading
    in a suburban room
    i said take me to the dance
    do you want to dance
    i love to dance
    and i told him
    they don’t take chances
    they seem so removed from romance
    they’ve been broken in churches schools
    and molded to middle class circumstance

    and we were rollin’
    rock ‘n’ rollin’

    the dance halls and cafes
    feel so wild you could break somebody’s heart
    just doing the latest dance craze
    gail and louise
    in those push up brassieres
    tight dresses and rhinestone rings
    drinking up the band’s beers
    young love was kissing under s
    kissing in cars
    kissing in cafes
    and we were walking down main street
    kisses like bright flags hung on holidays
    in france they kiss on main street
    amour mama not cheap display

    and we were rollin’
    rock ‘n’ rollin’

    in the pinball arcade
    with his head full of pool hall pitches
    and songs from the hit parade
    he’d be singing bye bye love
    while he’s racking up his free play
    let those rock ‘n’ roll choir boys
    come and carry us away
    sometimes chickie had the car
    or ron had the car
    or lead foot melvin with his hotwire head
    we’d all go looking for a party
    looking to raise jesus up from the dead
    and i’d be kissing in the back seat
    thrilling to the brandolike things that he said

    and we’d be rollin’
    rock ‘n’ rolling

    rock ‘n’ rollin’
    rock ‘n’ rollin’

    Artist: Joni Mitchell

    Year: 1976

    Decade: 70s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 172