Standing on the Corner (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

September 14, 2008

Last played

November 26, 2016

Times played

27

Lyrics/Notes

First thought is to run
Before it hits the ground
Make a safe distance
Before it crashes down

Ah, let’s have a look
See a fiddle and cloud of grey
Standing on the corner
Watching the world blow away

Well, mama never told me
Watch out for flying mirrors? metal
Papa never told me
I’ll never find a peaceful place to settle

I’m looking right down the road, I
See you coming my way
Standing on the corner
Watching the world blow away

Tell the world to throw it all in
Why’d that boy explode
How you supposed to take it
All over the road

Well I got a lot of patience
But the meaning is clear
I’m standing on the corner
And they’re trying to blow me outta here

Will somebody tell me
What are you supposed to do
Big proven ruble grabbing me
Tryin’ – comin’ through

Now he you find alone
Maybe he’ll let you too
Standing on the corner
Watching the world flow on through

I’m gonna write a letter
Send it to that man
He will have an answer
Tell me what the hell have you got planned

When you gonna take the stand
Its been going on too long
Standing on the corner
Watchin' the world going by

The shit's all made in China
Cheap as it can be
Well, my hard-earned work
They’ll give it away for free

My blood starts to boil
Am I losing my fire
Standing on the corner
Watching the world run wild

Sometimes I feel I
Can make a difference at all
Well I’m going down to Joe’s
And I’m throwing darts at the wall

I’d have me a drink
Watch the game and forest fell
Standing on the corner
Watching the world go to hell

Two by two, all of gods creatures on the burning ark
Two by two, watching our eyes go dark
Won’t somebody tell me, how are you supposed to feel
Standing on the corner
Watching the world disappear

Well I gotta dog a bridge
Just to make ends meet
Fuckin price of oil
Fuckin price of heat

I went down to a church
They don’t give a damn as far as I can see
Standing on the corner
Watching the world killing me

But I’m gonna go on home
Beat the crowd out
Find a place with water
Before there’s none left

I saw 'Apocalypse Now'
That was nothing compared to this
Standing on the corner
Takin’ a piss

Won’t somebody tell me
How’d it get so bad
What wrong with those people
How’d they get so mad

Now I don’t know the answer
But the feeling is clear
I’m standing on the corner
‘Till the end is near

Shows played

2008-09-14 Miramar Theatre
2008-09-19 Fox Theatre
2008-09-22 Orpheum Theater
2008-09-25 Roxy Theatre
2008-09-27 The Fillmore
2008-10-28 Antone's Nightclub
2008-11-29 Sherman Theater
2008-12-31 Aladdin Theater
2009-03-07 Keswick Theater
2009-03-26 The Pageant
2009-03-29 The Redstone Room
2009-04-07 George's Majestic
2009-04-30 Crystal Bay Club
2009-06-26 Crystal Ballroom
2009-09-25 The National
2009-12-31 Aladdin Theater
2010-07-24 Stone Pony
2010-11-26 Sherman Theater
2012-04-14 World Cafe Live
2012-06-22 Music Farm
2016-03-11 9:30 Club
2016-11-26 Sherman Theater