the night sky hangs heavy
i can feel it on my back
chinatown smells sour
crazy maria’s going on about the zodiac

chester’s hitting on sailors
who can’t even remember their own names
me, i’m kneeling in the alley
laughing at my own shame
laughing at my own shame

but i wouldn’t change a thing
i wouldn’t change a thing
i wouldn’t change a thing
’cept that you would be here too

jessy’s dad is a fascist
she says it’s ’cause he used to surf
her mom put me in the hospital
now she keeps trying to kill my nurse

the kids in the waiting room are fighting
their dad is drunk on tanqueray and doubt
i’m strapped to my bed
thinking of what i’ll do if i get out
what i’ll do if i get out

but i wouldn’t change a thing
i wouldn’t change a thing
i wouldn’t change a thing
’cept that you would be here too

i wish i could have said goodbye
i wish i had known what to say
but i was too busy holding you tight
to notice when you slipped away

my picture’s in the paper
the crowd is throwing stones
my sister sent a letter
she says i’ve been disowned

the kitchen has been raided
all they left was rotten plums
i’m at my wits’ end
and the day has only just begun
the day has only just begun

but i wouldn’t change a thing
i wouldn’t change a thing
i wouldn’t change a thing
’cept that you would be here too