Take Me To The Plaza

DVD: Take Me To The Plaza
Live Bootleg: Cafe de la Danse 2003, The Deaf Institute, Chapel Hill 2011, Cat's Cradle
Take Me To The Plaza

Chords

D Em D A D
 
 
D
Take me to the Plaza, I gravitate to the people hangin' round
                                            Em
With their cigarettes and coffee in their hand
                         D
At the center, of the town
        A
Take me there
 
 
D
I don't watch TV, I don't wanna read the paper to find out where to go
                                              Em
From their talking I'll learn all I need to know
                                            D
'bout what's happening much later with the band
            A
Or on a stand
                   D
Take me to the Plaza

Lyrics

[But there are lots of things in america that I like right now,
I like a lot of the community feeling there is in a lot of places,
But one thing I don't like is that you've got to drive to see a lot of your friends
I don't like it I don't like it
I like to walk to see my pals
You see I like
There is something we can do about it you know,
There should be a train system that goes everywhere in this country
There's a San Francisco to Los Angeles one that could be there cheap compared to bailing out one airline once
The five times a year that we do it
No we should have a good train system around here just like Europe ???
I like to live in the middle of stuff downtown you see
I've lived out in the middle of hinterland out in other parts of California it's ok I guess for some people
But I want friends to practice practical jokes on me at 4 AM
They can't do that if I'm down a dirt road somewhere, who wants to go out there at 4 AM?
Secondly, you can see them coming and all
No a little apartment right by the square
I live in San Francisco
I like to see take a place by the Plaza, like those cities in Mexico, ???
They got people like street vendors hanging around ???
Living there drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes, the social scene ???
When I say take me to the plaza that's what I mean]

Take me to the Plaza
I gravitate to the people
Hanging around
With their cigarettes and coffee
In their hands
At the centre of the town
Take me there

I don't want ???
I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
From the talking I'll learn all I need to know
'Bought what's happening' much later
With the band
Or on the stand
Take me to the plaza

The stylish halls ???
To get closer to other people
When your called
In the afternoon at a table on the square
In the evening your place around the plane ???
Take me there
Take me to the plaza

[There on the plaza now,
There's a ??? chested guy sellin' jewelry, from Ecuador or somethin'
There's a guy next to him ??? he's selling counterfeit cds,
There's the trash fire burning rubber tires,
Someone get them some wood, those rubber tires ??? they smell terrible,
Trash fire that's fine,
But let's use wood next time ??? that rubber tire stuff has got to go]

I don't watch tv
Don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
From their talkin' I'll learn all I need to know
'Bought what's happening much later with the band
Or on the stand
Take me to the plaza

That's right

[Late at night on the plaza now,
It's chilly, that trash fire's comin' in handy, I like that,
Everyone's talking, smoking the cigarettes, I know the cigarettes ???
But coffee can only go so far ???
Speedball folks, It ain't perfect, I know it's not perfect
I know there's somethin' superficial just bought hanging, about just hanging around with any one thing
But it's people folks I mean, I love, it ain't perfect, but it's got something]

Cafe de la Danse 2003

Lyrics

Take me to the Plaza
I gravitate where there's people
Hanging around
With their cigarettes and their coffee
In their hands
Towards the centre of the town
Take me there

I don't want TV
I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
In the plaza I'll learn all I need to know
About what's happenin' much later
With the band
Or on the stand
Take me to the plaza

La ta da

I don't want TV
I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
In the plaza I'll learn all I need to know
About what's happenin' much later
With the band
Or on the stand
Take me to the plaza

??? La plaza [[Talking in French while playing guitar]]
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I don't watch TV
I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
In the plaza I'll learn all I need to know
About what's happening much later with the band
Or on the stand
Take me to the plaza

???

La ta da

Take me to the plaza

The Deaf Institute

Lyrics

More this way

This way is ???
To get close enough to people
When you're feeling ???
??? Living room ??? surround ???
For your dining room
A place around the square
???
Put me on the plaza

Going to the centre of the town
???

Put me on the plaza
I gravitate to where they're people
Hanging around
People with their coffee in their hand
I gravitate toward the centre of town
I gravitate toward the centre of town

Catch the driver
Just bring me to the plaza

And I don't watch tv
And I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
On the plaza let me learn what I need to know
About what may be happening later with the band
Or on the stand
Put me on the plaza

Put me there
Put me on the plaza

[Tommy]

Take me to the Plaza
Driver, driver
Take me to the Plaza
Driver, driver

No, it's too remote this place
It's not good enough
Take me to the
Plaza

I'm not tired yet
It's three AM
I want to see what's happening in the town square

See I don't watch TV
I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
On the plaza I'll learn what I need to know
About what may be happening later with the band
Or on the stand
Put me on the plaza

Chapel Hill 2011

Lyrics

Taxi driver
Take me to where there's people
Taxi driver
Take me to a big square that this town has
I know we're now in Mexico
Mexico ???
Each town has one
To the fine after dinner
3 AM
???
We're not quite like that here
Taxi driver
You know the place where there'll be people around
Cause I don't like this isolated thing
And you can believe I don't want that

???
People
I see a few of them
Yeah, they're just coming now
???
They're not hanging out
They're not hanging out

Taxi driver
Find me
Is there some square
Is this town safe enough?
Is there some place where people hang out?
Maybe it won't be public like a square
Maybe just an after hours place
Take me to the plaza

Take me to the plaza
Cause I gravitate to where there's people hanging round
People with their cigarettes and their coffee
In their hands
Towards the centre of the town
Take me there

I don't watch TV
And I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
In fact there hardly a paper that ???
And I'm not about to use that thing which is on the TV screen ???
I just want to go outside and find the fountain

Driver? driver?
Driver I'm anachronistic
Driver I'm openly anachronistic
??? This isolation thing
People stay home
??? I can't deal with it

Driver
I don't watch TV
And I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
On the plaza let me learn what I need to know
About what's happening much later with the band
Out on the stand
Just put me on the plaza

(Your drummer this evening as every evening has been Tommy)

Driver
Is there anything like that around here?
What about the next town?
What about ???

Take me to Winston Salem
Let's go down there

What about somewhere?
Is there one of these towns that has some place where people hang out?
Till 3 AM ???
???

I don't watch TV
And I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
On the plaza let me learn all I need to know
And if I can't learn there
It's not for me to learn
I'm that guy
For it's not for me to learn

Excuse me Mr
How do I get to the plaza?
Wait just a second, I'll look it up on my
No no no

No, that's not what I meant
I meant just tell me how to get there
It will just take a second
No no
????
No no

Tell me how to get there
Just like in 1970 or something

Hell, I don't even watch tv
Ok, once in a while in a hotel room, once in a while

Don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
If I can't find out on the plaza
Then I don't want to know
About what's happening
Much later with the band
Or on the stand
Take me to the plaza

It's getting chilly on the ??? people are in their sweaters

Cat's Cradle

Lyrics

[???
We have to have this kind of silence
???
We could do it this way
But then there's another kind of body
We can have, just
We can only stay so long
In the modern world
Without ???
Not you!

With with
Folks
With this we can do this
And then
We could create a system
Then we could have another thing
So you can make noise
And ??? around and still draw us
So we want
The whole problem is
But the fact is
We can't leave this ???
We can't leave this ???

Yeah I feel that
I'm learning about myself
And if I am, I'm learning
How I'm wanting to drop out
I haven't been on an airplane in three and a half years
Not cause of fear
It's that high flying at six hundred miles an hour
That's just terrifying arrogant hubris part ???
For me this is the exotic
??? Everyone's fine
???
I just don't want to be a part of it

You know for me, my
I got an actual logical problem
For me the fact that we drive to these shows
Is enough
??? We go six hundred miles an hour
Using up ??? tons of kerosene
???
The whole world like lived like that
There would just be no more world
It's got to stop for me
I'm not saying for anyone else
I'm just saying I want to stop
I want to
And moments like this make me realize that I don't fit
You know? If I fit, if I could get my way
I can't. I just don't fit
I'm telling you

That's why I don't got
What's the little thing that goes
That other people put in their pocket
And it makes a noise and it flashes
???
I haven't got it
You see]

Take me to the Plaza
Cause I gravitate where people hang around

[??? People
That's why I can't have anything between me
I can't have like buzzers ??? so good
I'm, when I'm that way I'm that way]

See I don't watch TV
I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
In the old plaza then I'll learn what I need to know
About what's happening much later
With the band
Or on the stand
Just put me on the plaza

Take me to the Plaza
I gravitate where there's people hanging around
With their cigarettes and their coffee
In their hands
Towards the centre of the town
Put me there

I don't want TV
I don't want to read the paper to find out where to go
On the plaza let me learn what I need to know
About what's happening much later
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I don't got ???
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I don't got that game
That old typewriter ??? you heard about
??? Come over to my house and shout
???
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That's the way I ???

I don't care if it rains
I don't care about ???
When I get like this I walk I don't complain
When I get like this I'll walk I don't care about pain
When I get like this I'll walk ???
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[Tommy]

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Put me on the plaza

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