"This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" as written by and Ronald D Mael....
Zoo time is she and you time
The mammals are your fav'right type
You'd better want her tonight.
Heart beat
Increasing heart beat
You hear the thunder of stampeding rhinos
Elephants and tacky tigers.
This town ain't big enough for the both of us
And it ain't me who's gonna leave.
Domestic flying
And when the stewlrdess is near
Do not show any fear.
Heart beat
Increasing heart beat
You are a khaki-coloured bombadier
It's Hiroshima that you're nearing.
This town ain't big enough for the both of us

Daily except for Sunday
You dawdle into the cafe
Where you meet her each day.
Heart beat
Increasing heart beat
As twenty cannibals have hold of you
They need their protein just like you do.
This town ain't big enough for the both of us

Another shower
You've got to look your best for her
And be clean ev'rywhere.
Heart beat
Increasing heart beat
The rain is pouring on the foreign town
The bullets cannot cut you down.
This town ain't big enough for the both of us

The latest census
There'll be more girls who live in town
Though not enough to go round.
Heart beat
Increasing heart beat
You know that:
This town ain't big enough for the both of us
I ain't gonna leave

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"This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" as written by Ron Mael

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    General CommentBasically, the song's protagonist keeps trying to work up the nerve to ask out various women, but then he gets terrified and chickens out (each time accompanied by an imagined disaster). He later reaffirms his masculinity by watching old cowboy movies, but the next day, the exact same thing happens. It's a vicious cycle.

    It's also interesting to note that I submitted this to the site two and a half years ago, and after a horrible series of downtimes, it's still here. I was afraid everything got deleted.
    agnamaracson March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of my all-time favourites! An awesome song sung by an awesome voice.
    Why are there so less comments about Sparks? They're an ingenious band, and their last album is a masterpiece...
    weziudfbhon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs a fried said "Wow, they're really unpredictable lyrics, aren't they?"
    fairfieldparlouron January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the perfect track to dedicate to someone you never wish to see again.
    jolartion August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA fried? What is he, an egg?
    bartdomeon October 11, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningHello, i'm french and i was guessings if the term mammals could be used to name woman's chest.
    And i'm too, surprised to see so few comments on a song like this.
    Fildefranceon January 20, 2017   Link

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