Who Sang Poor Side of Town? The 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension Up, Up and Away cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Soul/Vocal
length: 3:22
producer: Johnny Rivers and Marc Gordon
conductor: Jimmy Webb
arranger: Jimmy Webb
bass: Joe Osborn
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
Some other versions of "Poor Side of Town"

Lyrics
How can you tell me how much you miss me
When the last time I saw you, you wouldn't even kiss me
That rich guy you've been seein'
Must have put you down
So welcome back baby
To the poor side of town

To him you were nothin' but a little plaything
Not much more than an overnight fling
To me you were the greatest thing this boy had ever found
And girl it's hard to find nice things
On the poor side of town

I can't blame you for tryin'
I'm tryin' to make it too
I've got one little hang up baby
I just can't make it without you

So tell me, are you gonna stay now
Will you stand by me girl all the way now
With you by my side
They can't keep us down
Together we can make it baby
From the poor side of town

(So tell me how much you love me)
(Come be near to me and say you need me now)

Oh, with you by my side
This world can't keep us down
Together we can make it baby
From the poor side of town

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Up - Up and Away
  • 2 Another Day, Another Heartache
  • 3 Which Way to Nowhere
  • 4 California My Way
  • 5 Misty Roses
  • 6 Go Where You Wanna Go
  • 7 Never Gonna Be the Same
  • 8 Pattern People
  • 9 Rosecrans Blvd.
  • 10 Learn How to Fly
  • 11 Poor Side of Town

  • Release information
    label: Soul City
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin