"Either Side of the Same Town" as written by Elvis Costello and Jerry Ragovoy....
Nothing will ever be the same
All of the promises we made seem hollow
But there are still streets in this town
Marked with your shadow

So if you see me, look surprised
If you don't then pass me by
And I may even brush your sleeve
As you turn to leave

Now it's hard to act like strangers
When we used to be so strong
Everything is changing
And most of it is wrong
What do we know of anything?
Two fools of some renown
Either side of the same town

Somewhere there's a light
I can sense it
Oh, though I may fall back again
Although it's a fight
I know I must remain

Now it's hard to keep ignoring
Someone you recognize
And if I seem contented
It's only my disguise
What do we know of anything?
Two fools of some renown
Either side of the same town


Lyrics submitted by clearlygonemad

"Either Side of the Same Town" as written by Jerry Ragovoy Elvis Costello

Lyrics © THE TUNE ROOM, INC. , Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Either Side of the Same Town song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an awesome song about the weirdness of divorce.
    Mistermookon January 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an incredible song by Elvis. There is an undeniable power in the chorus. The tragic verses build into that awe inspiring chorus. The Imposters play this thing just beautifully.

    They show Elvis performing this quite often on the Palladia Channel, a live gig called "club date". Watch it and you'll see what I'm talking about. This song just kills. It rips your heart out and shows it to you.
    goodvibe61on September 02, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain