"The Other Side Of Town" as written by and John Prine....
Why must you always seem to criticize me?
I seems like everything I do just turns out wrong
Why don't you come on out and despise me
So I could pack my bag and baby I'd be gone?

Remember when you used to call me honey
Well, I'd turn around and call you honey too
You might think it's a joke, but it ain't funny
To hurt someone who's so in love with you

A clown puts his make-up on upside down
So he wears a smile even when he wears a frown
You might think I'm here when you put me down
But actually I'm on the other side of town

My body's in this room with you just catching hell
While my soul is drinking beer down the road a spell
You might think I'm listening to your grocery list
But I'm leaning on the jukebox and I'm about half way there

A clown puts his make-up on upside down
So he wears a smile even when he wears a frown
You might think I'm here when you put me down
But actually I'm on the other side of town

I'm sittin' on a chair just behind my ear
Playing dominoes and drinking some ice cold beer
When you get done talking I'll come back downstairs
And assume the body of the person you presume who cares

A clown puts his make-up on upside down
So he wears a smile even when he wears a frown
You might think I'm here when you put me down
But actually I'm on the other side of town
I'm across the river on the other side of town
In my mind I'm going to the dog racing side of town



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"Other Side of Town [Live]" as written by John Prine

Lyrics © KAREN SCHAUBEN PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATION

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    General CommentAnother slice of domestic bliss. The wife isn't the girl he married anymore and rather than get out of the relationship, he just checks out mentally when she starts badgering him, so much so that this is just part of life.
    IslandMykon November 19, 2007   Link

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