Downtown

 

Written by:  Tony Hatch

Arranged By:  Nelson Riddle

Originally made famous by:  Petula Clark

From the Album:  The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  May 16, 1966

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When you're alone and life is making you lonely

You can always go - downtown

When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry

Seems to help, I know - downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city

Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty

How can you lose?

 

The lights are much brighter there

You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go downtown, things'll be great when you're

Downtown - no finer place, for sure

Downtown - everything's waiting for you

 

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you

There are movie shows - downtown

Maybe you know some little places to go to

Where they never close - downtown

Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova

You'll be dancing with him too before the night is over

Happy again

 

The lights are much brighter there

You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go downtown, where all the lights are bright

Downtown - waiting for you tonight

Downtown - you're gonna be all right now

 

(instrumental)

And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you

Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to

Guide them along

 

So maybe I'll see you there

We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares

So go downtown, things'll be great when you're

Downtown - don't wait a minute for

Downtown - everything's waiting for you

Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown ...