"Out in the Streets" as written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich....
He don't hang around with the gang no more
He don't do the wild things that he did before

(Ooh)
He used to act bad
Used to, but he quit it
It makes me so sad, 'cause I know that he did it for me (and I can see)
And I can see (still in the street) his heart, his heart is out in the street

He don't comb his hair like he did before
He don't wear those dirty old black boots no more

(Ooh)
But he's not the same
There's something 'bout his kisses that tells me he's changed
I know there's something missing inside
(Tell me more)
Something died
(Still in the street)
His heart, his heart is out in the streets

He grew up on the sidewalk, streetlights shining above
He grew up with no one to love

He grew up on the sidewalk, he grew up running free
He grew up and then he met me

He don't hang around with the gang no more
Gee, he doesn't smile like he did before

(Ooh)
I wish I didn't care
I wish I'd never met him

They're waiting out there, so I got to set him free
(Send him back)
He's gotta be
(Out in the street)
His heart, his heart is out in the street

He don't hang around with the gang no more
(He's out in the street)
He don't hang around with the gang no more
He don't hang around with the gang no more
(He's out in the street)
He don't hang around with the gang no more
He don't hang around with the gang no more
(He's out in the street)
He don't hang around with the gang no more
He don't hang around with the gang no more
(He's out in the street)
He don't hang around with the gang no more


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"Out in the Streets" as written by Jeff Barry Ellie Greenwich

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    General CommentShe misses her 'fun & bad' old boyfriend; who now has joined the establishment or grew-up or just moved on and she pines for the gritty guy who had a soul..... Maybe she is stuck in the past and wants to change him back.
    Just imagine someone who maybe was full of life in a 'punk band'; then gets a job and is now dull.
    mrkennyon August 05, 2011   Link

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