Tenderness on the Block Lyrics

Shawn Colvin


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon
album: Track 3 in album Fat City
release date: 1992-10-27
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:05
writer: Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon

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Shawn Colvin Fat City cover art
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Mamma where's your pretty little girl tonight
She's tryin' to run before she can walk
That's right
She's growing up
She's got a young man waiting
She's growing up
She's got a young man waiting

She's wide-eyed
She'll be streetwise
To the lies
And the jive talk
But she'll find true love
And tenderness on the block

Now daddy don't you ask her when
She's comin' home
When she's back don't ask her where
She's been
She's going out
She's got a young man waiting
She's going out
She's got a young man waiting

She'll be okay
Let her have her way
It's a long way
It's a long walk
But she'll find true love
And tenderness on the block
She's gonna find true love
She's gonna find true love
She's gonna find true love
And tenderness on the block

Now I know how much it hurts to see her go
But she's got a mind of her own you know
She's all grown-up
She's got a young man waiting
She's all grown-up
She's got a young man waiting

She was wide-eyed
Now she's streetwise
To the lies
And the jive talk
But she'll find true love
And tenderness on the block

She's gonna find true love


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Polaroids
  • 2 Tennessee
  • 3 Tenderness on the Block
  • 4 Round of Blues
  • 5 Monopoly
  • 6 Orion in the Sky
  • 7 Climb On (A Back That’s Strong)
  • 8 Set the Prairie on Fire
  • 9 Object of My Affection
  • 10 Kill the Messenger
  • 11 I Don’t Know Why