"Poor Side Of Town" as written by and Lou/ramistella Adler....
How can you tell me how much you miss me
When the last time I saw you, you wouldn't even kiss me
That rich guy you've been seein'
Must have put you down
So welcome back baby
To the poor side of town

To him you were nothin' but a little plaything
Not much more than an overnight fling
To me you were the greatest thing this boy had ever found
And girl it's hard to find nice things
On the poor side of town

I can't blame you for tryin'
I'm tryin' to make it too
I've got one little hang up baby
I just can't make it without you

So tell me, are you gonna stay now
Will you stand by me girl all the way now
Oh with you by my side
They just can't keep us down
Together we can make it girl
From the poor side of town

(So tell me how much you love me)
(Come be near to me and say you need me now)

Oh, with you by my side
This world can't keep us down
Together we can make it baby
From the poor side of town


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"Poor Side Of Town" as written by Lou Adler Johnny Rivers

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    General CommentThis guy loves this girl so much. Although she seems like she's trying to be something she's not, like dating this rich man. Eventually Ritchie Rich dumps her and she goes back to this guy that loves her, and he's basically just asking her if she'll stay with him now that she's back to being herself. The Poor side of town he's referring to is basically just a metaphor for her being back home to normality. They may or may not really be poor, but compared to lavish rich folk, middle class or "normal" is somewhat considered poor. Great song
    convinceon October 30, 2008   Link

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