Who Sang Standing In for Joe (lounge version)? XTC

XTC Homegrown cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001-5-22
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Art Rock/Pop Rock
length: 2:42
mastering: Ian Cooper
Lyrics
I'm standing, standing in for Joe

Joe called round to ask me, Would I do a favor?
While he's gonna be out of town
He says his girl needs company, she gets so restless
Would I keep her safe and sound?

Softly, softly in the night
Why, you can guess the rest...
Now these shoes fit all too well

Standing in for Joe
Standing in for Joe
I'm standing - in for Joe

Joe said we've been friends so long
That I would be the one he would trust with his life
And now those words roll 'round my brain
As darkness falls, as I turn out his bedroom light

Who could resist her tender charms?
So the story goes...
This actor he plays all the parts

Standing in for Joe
Standing in for Joe
I'm standing - in for Joe

Love is like a river,
You cannot stop its flow... Mmm hmm

Joe called round to ask me, Would I do a favor?
While he's gonna be out of town
He says his girl needs company, she gets so restless
Would I check that she's safe and sound?

Softly, softly in the night
Why, you can guess the rest...
Now these shoes fit all too well
Standing in for Joe

I'm standing in for Joe - Oh yeah
I'm standing in for Joe - Keep his sweetheart company, yeah

Standing in for Joe - Just standing in for Joe, yeah
Standing in for Joe - Until he gets back home, yeah
Standing in for Joe - Gonna keep her insane, yeah
Standing in for Joe - Gonna keep her safe and sound, yeah

Standing in for Joe - Keep his sweetheart company, yeah
Standing in for Joe - Almost full time, which is nice, yeah
Standing in for Joe - Because she gets so restless
Standing in for Joe - Always so restless

Standing in for Joe - Keep his sweetheart company, yeah
Standing in for Joe - Gonna keep her safe and sound, yeah
Standing in for Joe - I'm standing in for Joe, yeah...

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Playground
  • 2 Stupidly Happy
  • 3 In Another Life (excerpt of original demo)
  • 4 In Another Life (jug band version)
  • 5 Some Lovely
  • 6 Boarded Up
  • 7 I’m the Man Who Murdered Love (early other song cassette)
  • 8 I’m the Man Who Murdered Love (Tamla demo excerpt)
  • 9 I’m the Man Who Murdered Love
  • 10 We’re All Light (early cassette idea)
  • 11 We’re All Light
  • 12 Standing In for Joe (lounge version)
  • 13 Standing In for Joe
  • 14 Wounded Horse
  • 15 You and the Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful
  • 16 Lie for a Lie (cassette demo)
  • 17 Church of Women
  • 18 The Pot Won’t Hold Our Love (early cassette idea)
  • 19 Everything Decays (early cassette idea)
  • 20 The Wheel and the Maypole

  • Release information
    label: TVT Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 016581333024
    script: Latin