"Down On the Street" as written by and James Jr./asheton Osterberg....
Uh
Aah
Ooh
Down on the street where the faces shine
Floatin' around, I'm a real low mind
See a pretty thing
Ain't no wall
See a pretty thing
It ain't no wall
No wall
No wall
No wall

Ooh

Yeah deep in the night, I'm lost in love
Yeah deep in the night, I'm lost in love
A thousand lighs
Look at you
A thousand lights
Look at you
I'm lost
I'm lost
I'm lost, yeah
I'm lost
Lost, lost, lost

Ooh
Yeah
Yeah
Ooh, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low
Low, low, low
Faces shine, real low mind
Real low mind
I'm a real low mind
Real low mind


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"Down on the Street" as written by James Osterberg David Alexander

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  • +2
    General CommentThe Stooges version is so much better than other versions mainly due to how unbelievably intense it is. This song is about being tripped out on LSD. The lyric isn't "real low mind" its "Real O Mind" which was a drugged out state of nirvanna. Iggy seea "faces shine" and feels like hes "floatin' around".
    G, F#, Eon August 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnly The Stooges can do this song.
    Wallamanageon June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUnbelievably complicated and creative lyrics ;-)
    Great rocker though. Anyone hear of any decent mdoern covers of this song?
    Cherub Rockon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRATM did cover it in Renegades
    PiKueloon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Fuzztones covered it too, made it more psychedelic and kinda surfish...RATM cover sucks.
    wildaboutyouon March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe undisputed best cover is by grind band Pig Destroyer. They execute it the rawest
    SaviorSalvation213on March 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahahahahaha zapparage, you almost had me there. RATM better than the Stooges - great joke! Zack de la Crotcha isn't fit to lick the peanut butter off Iggy's chest.
    music1994on February 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRATM suck... Try the Pig Destroyer cover
    PinkFloydrulezon March 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat about rioting? Like, see a pretty thing-ain't no walll can be equated to looting and the lack of morals, thousand lights can be riot police, face shine can be white people etc
    koolkittieson May 16, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwildabout you, you're a fucking moron. The Rage cover is the only good one and a lot better than The Stooges country/fag version.
    zapparageon June 30, 2007   Link

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