My lyrics have errors. I don't care. For the actual lyrics, directly from the Official Steely Dan Website, go here: The Royal Scam: Kid Charlemagne

Kid Charlemagne - Steely Dan

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While the music played you worked by candlelight
Those San Francisco nights,
You were the best in town
Just by chance you crossed the diamond with the pearl
You turned it on the world
That's when you turned the world around
(Did you feel like Jesus ?)
Did you realize
That you were Italian in their eyes ?

On the hill their stuff was laced with kerosene
But yours was kitchen clean
Everyone stopped to stare at your technicolor motorhome
Every airframe had your number on the wall
You musta had it all
You go to L.A. on a dare and you go it alone
(Could you live forever)
Could you see the day
Could you feel your whole world fall apart and fade away

Get along
Get along Kid Charlemagne
Get along Kid Charlemagne

Now your patrons have all left you in the red
Your low rent friends are dead
This life can be very strange
All those day-glo freaks who used to paint their face
They've joined the human race, some things will never change
(Son you were mistaken)
You are obsolete
Look at all the white men on the street

Get along
Get along Kid Charlemagne
Get along Kid Charlemagne

Clean this mess up else we'll all end up in jail
Those test tubes and the scale
Just get it all out of here
Is there gas in the car ?
Yes there's gas in the car!
I think the people down the hall know who you are
(Careful what you carry)
Cause the man is wise
You are still an outlaw in their eyes

Get along (Get along)
Get along Kid Charlemagne (Get along)
Get along Kid Charlemagne

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