Who Sang Hangin' Around the Observatory? John Hiatt

John Hiatt Hangin' Around the Observatory cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 1974
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:03
composer: John Hiatt
lyricist: John Hiatt
Hangin' around the observatory.
We were waitin' to see the moon.
Well we thought that we was all gypsies,
Come to escape these lousy ruins.

Well that telescope; that mighty eye.
It's bigger, Jack, that you or I.
Oh, it sees the stars, it sees the moon.
You might as well stay in the room.

Professor, Professor, I forgot how it looks.
Could I just take another peak?
Is there really a man who lives up there?
Is it all green cheese so to speak?

Well now listen boy. These are the facts.
The moon is white. The sky is black.
And you are a speck on this crummy Earth,
And a dollar and a half is all you're worth.

Why did I come here?
Let all the tender scientist,
Get lost in poetry.
And let all these moist romantic guys,
Turn back to history.

Hangin' around the observatory.
Waitin' to see the moon.
Well we thought that we was gypsies
Come to escape these lousy ruins.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Maybe Baby, Say You Do
  • 2 Whistles in My Ears
  • 3 Sure as I'm Sittin’ Here
  • 4 Rose
  • 5 Hangin’ Around the Observatory
  • 6 Full Moon
  • 7 Wild-Eyed Gypsies
  • 8 It’s All Right With Me
  • 9 Little Blue Song for You
  • 10 Ocean