"Downtown" as written by and Simon/rhodes Lebon....
Deliver us from evil
We go with the flow
But here's a little secret
I think you ought to know
Providers and abusers
They know where to go
With Sunday refugees from Sunday TV shows

Downtown all of the way down
Downtown all of the way downtown

Let's sink imagination
Past your wildest wild
(All of the way downtown)
Go way below below below
Is it such a crime?
The uptown can't teach you how to live
They don't have the time
Cuz where I'm gonna take you
Is a state of mine

Downtown all of the way down
Downtown all of the way downtown
Downtown all of the way down
Downtown all of the way downtown

You better learn to use your heart
You got to loose your money
You better use it all up
Coz you can't take it with you
When you're going down...

You'll never come home babe
You'll never come home baby
And you'll never be alone
All of the way downtown
All of the way...

Lyrics submitted by Canada

"Downtown" as written by Nick Rhodes John Nigel Taylor

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentAt the very end when I first heard this song I thought Simon was saying "You never come home Dave, you never come home Davey" even though it made more sense at the time for it to be baby. But I was thinking, who is this Dave guy? And then a little later I found out that Simon had a friend named David who died due to a drug overdose and that he wrote a song in his memory before, "Do You Believe In Shame?" I thought I heard Simon say "Dave" at the end of that song too after listening to it. But it would make sense if Simon wrote "Downtown" for David too though I have no idea if he did or not. It doesn't really make any difference as far as meaning goes to the listener though it is always interesting to hear the story behind songs. But I just wondered if I was the only one who heard that or if it's really there.
    Canadaon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's definitley about drugs.

    "Cos where I'm gonna take you
    Is a state of mind."

    This line forshadows "Drug"
    HungryLikeTheWolfon July 16, 2005   Link

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