Who Sang Don't Be Mean? The Raincoats

The Raincoats Looking in the Shadows cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996-5-14
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock
Lyrics
I saw you out walking down Westbourne Grove

You caught my eye and your arm it rose

It rose in the sky, oh ever so high

But it wasn't, my dear, to wave to me

It was simply to hail a big black taxi

Which you jumped in as fast as you possibly could

Well you know my dear I'm not made of wood

And my name may be Birch dear, but I'm not a tree

And I can see you ignoring me

And I'm beginning to think

though I'm open to sway

Even when we're old and grey

I think you might see me and look the other way

Just like you did only the other day

We'll sit in th park with our grandchildren dear

And you'll catch my eye and shout come over here

But it won't be me that you're calling dear

It'll be your young Jimmy or Jenny or Jack

And one of us will have near heart attack

Grandad, grandad what's wrong with you

Why oh why are we rushing to the zoo

Shut up Jimmy stop your talking

Grab my hand and keep on walking

And I'm beginning to think

though I'm open to sway

Even when we're old and grey

I think you might see me and simply look the other way

Just like you did only the other day

I know that you'll say this is all in my mind

And I'm prone to delusions

And things of that kind

Well now it's been well over a year

And there's no more time for shadding a tear

Yes you left and I behaved badly

But you know at that time

I loved you so madly

don't be mean don't be mean, don't be mean don't be mean

don't be mean don't be mean, don't be mean don't be mean

And I'm beginning to think

though I'm open to sway

That even when we're old and grey

I think you might see me and look the other way

Just like you did only the other day

Goodbye dear

Goodbye

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Only Tonight
  • 2 Don't Be Mean
  • 3 Forgotten Words
  • 4 Pretty
  • 5 Truth Is Hard
  • 6 Babydog
  • 7 You Ask Why
  • 8 57 Ways to End It All
  • 9 So Damn Early
  • 10 You Kill Me
  • 11 Love a Loser
  • 12 Looking in the Shadows

  • Release information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642495728
    script: Latin