Old 97's - The Other Shoe Lyrics

Old 97's Wreck Your Life cover art
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One old brown shoe falls in slow motion
And the bedsprings hover right above your head
As bed springs do, when you're beneath them
Someone else just climbed into your bed

By the time she thought you'd probably got to Phoenix
She'd arranged for your shoes to be filled
Well, you've got your pride and a blue-steel '45
Waited for the other shoe to fall
And you waited for the other shoe to fall

Dig a double grave out in the meadow
And you'll curse the rain that turns the dirt to mud
You'll take 35 south towards Laredo
And you'll try to find a doctor that'll prescribe an elixir
That'll make everything better except your late wife and her lover

By the time she thought you'd probably got to Phoenix
She'd sealed her fate and gotten herself killed
You've got your pride and a blue-steel '45
Waited for the other shoe to fall
And you waited for the other shoe to fall
And you waited for the other shoe to fall
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Victoria
  • 2 The Other Shoe
  • 3 Doreen
  • 4 You Belong to My Heart
  • 5 Big Brown Eyes
  • 6 Dressing Room Walls
  • 7 W-I-F-E
  • 8 Bel Air
  • 9 My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin'
  • 10 Old Familiar Steam
  • 11 Over the Cliff
  • 12 Goin', Goin', Gone


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing
    writers: Kendall Dewayne Bethea, Murray Hammond, Stewart Ransom Miller, Philip Wayne Peeples
    album: Track 2 in album Wreck Your Life
    release date: 1996-2-26
    popularity : 67 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Country Rock
    length: 2:59
    Album Information
    label: Bloodshot Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin