(Verse1) 
Jenny left home at thirteen. 
Jenny left home at thirteen. 
Mama's men and all their fights, 
an' warring? shadows late at night. 
Jenny left home at thirteen. 
(Verse2) 
Jenny met Ray on the streets. 
Jenny met Ray on the streets. 
And though she learned to dodge his fist,  
he's the only man she kissed. 
Jenny met Ray on the streets. 
(Chorus) 
Time goes by... 
She wonders who's to blame 
Time goes by... 
Another shot into the vein that takes her back 
to the time 
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when her mama held her closely to her breast 
stroked her hair right through the night 
before the world turned its back with all it's judgement and denial 
No don't you take her for a fool. 
Don't you take her for a fool. 
She may have been around the block, 
but she walkin' on the top. 
Don't you take her for a fool. 
(Verse3) 
Jenny has a friend named Morphine. 
Jenny has a friend named Morphine. 
An' when things are looking down, 
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and there's no one else around. 
Jenny has a friend named Morphine. 
(Verse4) 
Jenny can't remember her real name. 
Jenny can't remember her real name. 
It was so long ago, 
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and now the memory's just gone cold. 
Jenny can't remember her real name 
(Chorus) 
Jenny's getting ready for the night. 
Jenny's getting ready for the night. 
She paints her lips and rolls the dice. 
Now the shadows pay the price. 
Jenny's getting ready for the night. 
She paints her lips and rolls the dice. 
Now the shadows pay the price. 
Jenny's getting ready for the night. 
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She may have been around the block, 
but she walkin' on the top. 
Don't you take her for a fool.