The Dark End Of The Street

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At the dark end of the street
That’s where we’ll always meet
Hiding in shadows where we don’t belong
Living in the darkness to hide our wrong
You and me, at the dark end of the street

I know that time’s gonna take it’s toll
We’ll have to pay for the love that we stole
Though it’s a sin and we know it’s wrong
Still our love keeps coming on strong
Tonight we'll meet at the dark end of the street

They’re going to find us
They’re going to find us
They’re going to find us, Lord, one day
Steal away to the dark end of the street

When the daylight hours roll 'round
And by chance we're both downtown
If you should see me then walk on by
Oh my darling, please don’t cry
Tonight we’ll meet, at the dark end of the street
You and me at the dark end of the street

The Dark End Of The Street
Written byDan Penn & Chips Moman
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar, piano
Paul "Bassman" Riley - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedOctober 2, 1992, Pete Thomas' Studio, London
ReleasedAugust 3, 2004
AlbumsKojak Variety (Rhino/Edsel edition), 2004
Length3:07

First known performance:
April 18, 1984, Boston, MA
Last known performance:
April 8, 2016, Mesa, AZ
     (47 known performances)


Alternate versions

The Dark End Of The Street (The Clarksdale Sessions version)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters
Produced byDennis Herring & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Davey Faragher - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedApril 15, 2004, Delta Recording, Clarksdale, MS
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2005
AlbumsThe Clarksdale Sessions, 2005
The Delivery Man (Deluxe Edition), 2005
Length3:06

Kojak VarietyKV album cover large.jpg

The Clarksdale SessionsTCS.jpg

The Delivery ManThe Delivery Man Deluxe Edition album cover.jpg


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