Randy Crawford (born Veronica Crawford, February 18, 1952, Macon, Georgia) is an American jazz and R&B singer. She has been more successful in Europe than in the United States, where she has not entered the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist. She has had multiple top five hits in the UK, including her 1980 #2 hit, “One Day I’ll Fly Away”.
She led R&B veterans The Crusaders on the transatlantic hit “Street Life” (1979). This song stayed atop the U.S. jazz chart for twenty weeks and has since become both a rare groove and disco classic.
Street Life Lyrics, video below
I play the street life Because there’s no place I can go Street life It’s the only life I know Street life And there’s a thousand cards to play Street life Until you play your life away
You never people see Just do you wanna be And every night you shine Just like a superstar The type of life that’s played A temptin’ masquerade You dress you walk you talk You’re who you think you are
Street life You can run away from time Street life For a nickel, for a dime Street life But you better not get old Street life Or you’re gonna feel the cold
There’s always love for sale A grown up fairy tale Prince charming always smiles Behind a silver spoon And if you keep it young Your song is always sung Your love will pay your way beneath the silver moon
Street life, street life, street life, oh street life Hmm, Yeah, oh
I play the street life Because there’s no place I can go Street life It’s the only life I know Street life There’s a thousand cards to play Street life Until you play your life away Oh !
Street life, street life, street life, oh street life…