"The Dark End Of The Street" as written by Chips Moman and Dan Penn....
At the dark end of the street
That's where we always meet
Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
Living in darkness to hide our wrong
You and me at the dark end of the street
You and me

I know time is gonna take its toll
We have to pay for what we stole
It's a sin, and we know it's wrong
But our love keeps coming on strong
Steal away to the dark end of the street

And when the daylight hour rolls around
If by chance we should walk downtown
If we should meet, just walk on by
Oh darling, please don't cry
Tonight we'll meet at the dark end of the street
You and me

They're gonna find us
They're gonna find us
They're gonna find us
Oh, some day
You and me at the dark end of the street
You and me


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"The Dark End of the Street" as written by Dan Penn Chips Moman

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    General Commentok, check it: i took a History of Rock n Roll class and when we covered soul, my professor said that this was The Ultimate Cheating Song. and i think he's right. it's been covered by numerous soul singers, including aretha franklin and percy sledge, not to mention other bands, such as the eels.
    just.. wow, the lyrics. "hiding in shadows where we don't belong.. to hide our wrong. it's a sin and we know that it's wrong, but our love keeps coming on strong." it's hard to stop, even when you know you're hurting someone else. i just think the lyrics are pretty prolific.
    luckye225on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's originally a song by Gram Parsons. He's often covered by other musicians mostly due to his profound, and sincere lyrics. That and he was in a band called the 'Flying Burrito Brothers' probably the coolest band name next to the punk band 'The Urinals'.
    allmypulpon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's originally a song by Gram Parsons. He's often covered by other musicians mostly due to his profound, and sincere lyrics. That and he was in a band called the 'Flying Burrito Brothers' probably the coolest band name next to the punk band 'The Urinals'.
    allmypulpon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually, Parsons didn't pen this song. It was written by both songwriter Dan Penn and Stax founder Chips Moman, though the Burritos version is by far one of my favourite versions of this song.
    Prince Of Orangeon April 27, 2005   Link

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