Who Sang Down "N" Outer? Nanci Griffith

Nanci Griffith Late Night Grande Hotel cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-9-17
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk/Folk Rock/Country
length: 2:46
Lyrics
I once was a lot like you
We share a dream I couldn't make come true
I was a child who wrote my name
Across a frosted window pane

And there are jobs that I might hold
If they'd just let me through the door
Without a shower and new clothes
That I can ill afford

[Chorus:]
Can you spare the time?
Can you spare a dime?
Can you look me in the eye?
I'm down 'n' out
And I am lonely
Do you ever think of me on
Sunday?
No. I don't live
Across the water
Hey, I live right here
On this corner
Just a bank account away from
America

I won't hurt your family
I don't want a house there on your street
And I know you think that I'm
As lazy as a hobo's sigh
Now, you call me down 'n' outer
If there's a way out
I've not found 'er
I only want to earn my piece of America

[Chorus]

I'm just a bank account away from
America

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Its Just Another Morning Here
  • 2 Late Night Grande Hotel
  • 3 It's Too Late
  • 4 Fields of Summer
  • 5 Heaven
  • 6 The Power Lines
  • 7 Hometown Streets
  • 8 Down "N" Outer
  • 9 One Blade Short of a Sharp Edge
  • 10 The Sun, Moon and Stars
  • 11 San Diego Serenade

  • Release information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811030629
    script: Latin