Last Night I Drove A Car
Last night I drove a car
I just trust people and they sense everything's gonna be alright.
You see, I went to the sixth grade and that was the highest I ever went.
The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis.
I was what? - twelve years old - and I was thrown in the cells with these people, so I learned fast.
My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother - I don't know what happened to her.
My background did not start with the East Side; it started with Greenwich Village, which is West Side.
Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village. Now, of course, I'm a wealthy man.
The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence.
I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them - they came from 1910, 1920, 1930.