Meet Me On The Corner

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I can't sleep, I can't eat
I'm a drummer and I can't keep the beat
And when I wake up tomorrow
There'll be something wrong with my feet

I turn left, I turn right
But my eyes are open all night
I won't wake up tomorrow
For gawd's sake I'm already awake

You can lay out a spread a mile long
Or play me a Countin' Crows song
I don't want none of that, I'm already fat
My appetite split to Hong Kong!

So you see where I am
I got no bread but plenty of jam
And when I wake up tomorrow
My tears will be burstin' the dam

Won't you meet me on the corner
'Bout half past two
Can't you hear me callin' you
Ain't there somethin' you can do
To shed a little light, to make it alright
So the dog won't bite and I can sleep all night

I'm in some kind of fix (some kinda fix)
I'm a drummer and I can't find my sticks
And when I wake up tomorrow
I'll be forgettin' all of my licks

Am I down on my luck? (down on my luck)
If it walks like a duck it's a duck (it's a duck)
And I see myself walkin'
Over there someone just dropped a buck

You can put me aboard a worldwide cruise
Or get the house that I choose
Where do I sign to make it all mine?
Or did I just hear some more made-up news?

But that's the way that it go
There's a steady stream at the door
And if I try locking that door
They'll be breaking it down that's for sure!

Won't you meet me on the corner
'Bout half past two
Can't you hear me callin' you
Ain't there somethin' you can do
To shed a little light, to make it alright
So the dog won't bite and I can sleep all night

So you see what I got (see what I got)
I got some kinda weird-ass plot
'N' I'd better work on my story
Or at least begin to give it a shot!

You can lay out a spread a mile long
Or play me a Countin' Crows song
I don't want none of that, I'm already fat
My appetite split to Hong Kong!

So you see where I am (see where I am)
I got no bread but plenty of jam
But when I wake up tomorrow
My tears will be burstin' the dam!

Won't you meet me on the corner 'bout half past two
(Won't you meet me half past two)
Can't you hear me callin' you
(Can't you hear me callin' you)
Ain't there somethin' you can do
(Ain't there somethin' you can do)
To shed a little light, to make it alright
So the dog won't bite and I can sleep at night

But that's the way that it go!
There's a steady stream at the door
And if I try locking that door they'll be
(Breakin' it down) that's for
(Breakin' it down) that's for
(Breakin' it down) that's for sure!

Meet Me On The Corner
Written byDan Hicks
Performed byDan Hicks & The Hot Licks featuring Elvis Costello & Brian Setzer
Produced byGary Hoey & Dave Kaplan
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Dan Hicks - vocal, rhythm guitar
Sid Page - violin
Kevin Smith - upright bass
Gregg Bissonette - drums
Tom Mitchell - guitar
Jessica Harper - background vocal
Karla DeVito - background vocal
Brian Setzer - lead guitar
Recorded1999-2000, Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin (Elvis' part only)
ReleasedAugust 29, 2000
AlbumsDan Hicks & The Hot Licks: Beatin' The Heat, 2000
Length3:25

First known performance:
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