Who Sang Sidewalk and Streetlights? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp The Kid Inside cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983-1-27
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Folk Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 4:10
Homicide on the edge of town, and no one said it be easy
Sure has its ups and downs, and Garfield is laughing
Sitting in a dark room, making love with Sylvannia
No so called friends around, cigarettes and champagne

Gonna make me a big star, oh haven't you heard yet
Don't know how its going to go, too young to tell
And if its just my name, well hell I can change it
And if its for the fame, I guess I better grab it fast

But its just a dangerous game, that you're playing, oow
And you play it so well, so lets play it again
Sidewalks and Streetlights, sure make a pretty picture
Strangers in the night, are you going my way

You can drop me off at the corner, I can walk the rest of the way
Its not that far to the nearest star
And if its for the money, hey why can't I have it
And if its for the glory, I guess I better grab it fast

But its just a dangerous game, that you're playing, oow
And you play it so well, so lets play it again, oow
Lets play it again

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Kid Inside
  • 2 Take What You Want
  • 3 Cheap Shot
  • 4 Sidewalk and Streetlights
  • 5 R. Gang
  • 6 American Son
  • 7 Gearhead
  • 8 Young Genocides
  • 9 Too Young to Live
  • 10 Survive