Lyrics: “The Backstreet Crawler” (“Time to Cry”) at Pinkpop 1993

Alternately called “Time to Cry” or “Your Turn to Cry” by fans, this Red Devils boogie at Pinkpop 1993 is actually titled “The Backstreet Crawler” on its only official release on the “Blackwater Roll” EP.

The lyrics of the song are just as confusing as the title. The Pinkpop lyrics are different than the “Blackwater Roll” version are different than the “2 Meter Sessies” version. Basically, Lester Butler just sang whatever he felt at the moment, and the meaning of the song changes from performance to performance.

After careful consideration, looking at context and related lyrics, these are nofightin.com’s lyrics for “The Backstreet Crawler” as performed at Pinkpop 1993. We plan to transcribe the lyrics to other prominent versions of this tune in the future. (More after the jump …)



It’s time to ride, it’s time to ride
It’s time to drop down baby yeah baby just get high
I was high every night, my heart beat in time
And my best friend, man he beat mine

Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Man you so tired of living but you tried dyin’

Yeah, yeah, yeah

(guitar solo)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I feel alright
Said I feel so good got to ball all night
Gettin’ high every nighttime, my heart beat in time
Watching my friends, man she beat mine

Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Man you so tired of living but you tried dyin’

(harp solo)

She got long chains, keeps all the boys on
She got long chains, has all her toys on
She high on cocaine, beer, gin and wine
She was high all night, man I was feelin’ fine

Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Your turn to cry
Man you so tired of living but you tried dyin’

(harp solo)

Transcribed by nofightin.com. More “King King” lyrics here.

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