Intro: E E They're selling postcards of the hanging. A2 E Where they're painting the passports brown. B7 And the beauty parlor's filled with sailors. A2 E The circus is in town. Oh now here comes the blind commissoner. A2 E Well they've got him in a trance. B7 One hand is tied to the tightrope walker. A2 E The other's in his pants. Chorus: A2 And the riot squad they're restless E A2 They need some where to go. E B7 As lady and I look out tonight A2 E On Desolation Row. E Cinderella she seem so easy. A2 E Well it takes on to know one she smiles. B7 Then puts her hand in her back pocket, A2 E Betty davis style. E And then in comes Romeo moaning. A2 E You Belong to me I believe. B7 A2 And someone says your in the wrong place my friend E You better leave. A2 And the only sound that's left E A2 After the ambulances go. B7 Is Cinderella sweeping up A2 E On Desolation Row. E Now at midnight all the agents A2 E And the superhuman crews B7 Go Out and Round up everyone A2 E That knows more than they do. E They gonna bring them to the factory A2 E Where the heart attack machines B7 Is strapped across their shoulders A2 E And then the kerosene A2 Is brought down from the castles E A2 By insurance men that go B7 Check to see that no one is escaping A2 E To Desolation Row A2 Cause Right now I can't read too good E A2 Don't send me no more letters no. B7 A2 Not unless you gotto mail them from E Desolation Row.