Either Side Of The Same Town

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Nothing will ever be the same
All of the promises we made, they seem hollow
But there are still streets in this town
Marked with your shadow

So if you see me, look surprised
If you don't, then just pass me by
And I might even brush your sleeve
As you turn to leave

Now it's hard to act like strangers
When we used to be so strong
Everything is changing
And most of it is wrong
What do we know of anything?
Two fools of some renown
Either side of the same town

Somewhere, there's a light
I can sense it
Oh, though I may fall back again
Although it's a fight
I know I must remain

Now it's hard to keep ignoring
Someone you recognize
And if I seem contented
It's only my disguise
What do we know of anything?
Two fools of some renown
Either side of the same town

Either Side Of The Same Town
Words byElvis Costello
Music byElvis Costello & Jerry Ragovoy
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced byDennis Herring & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, Fender Telecaster guitar
Steve Nieve - upright piano, Hammond organ
Davey Faragher - Fender Precision bass, backing vocal
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedApril 2004, Sweet Tea, Oxford, MS
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2004
AlbumsThe Delivery Man, 2004
PromosEither Side Of The Same Town Sampler, 2010
Length4:00

Background:
 First recorded by Howard Tate in 2003.
First known performance:
July 2, 2003, Toronto, ON, Canada
Last known performance:
September 9, 2016, Macau, China
     (319 known performances)


Alternate versions

Either Side Of The Same Town (Live 2004)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocal
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedSeptember 17, 2004, Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN
ReleasedApril 19, 2005
VideosClub Date: Live In Memphis, 2005
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The Delivery ManThe Delivery Man Deluxe Edition album cover.jpg

Club Date: Live In MemphisClub Date Live In Memphis dvd cover.jpg

Covers

Howard Tate Rediscovered 2003 AllmusicAmazon

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