Julian Lennon

Other Side of Town

J. Lennon/P. Buchanan/R. Bell

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Julian Lennon"One major band artist that I absolutely fell in love with was a band called Blue Nile and someone played it to me for the first time and it touched me so emotionally. I thought, 'This man and his lyrics and his voice are so incredible.' It just moved me beyond belief and I thought, 'Well, this is how I feel. How come I can't write like this. Why can't I get those emotions out or that feeling when I feel that inside?' and finally I worked at it and I set up a little studio at home in my living room and my manager gave me a call, said, 'Hi, this is Patty here. Listen, Paul Buchanan, the lead singer and writer, you know, of the Blue Nile, is in town. He's here just two weeks. Do you fancy meeting him? I said, 'Are you kidding? C'mon, please!' and so he came by and it was very strange because it was like a long lost brother vibe about it. He walked into the door and it was like we'd known each other in a whatever life, you know, past life or whatever and it was just fantastic, it really was. We had such communication without even speaking to each other which was very strange and we sat down and basically came up with most of 'Other Side of Town' in one afternoon. Actually, when it was brought up, you know, about the two of us singing the song I thought, 'Well, isn't that a bit strange…two men singing a ballad?' I thought it was a bit peculiar  but then, when we worked it out lyrically, it made sense that it was just two men who have the same emotions about life and relationships and what happened to them." 
- Julian Lennon on "Other Side of Town"

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The Lyrics

Open the door to me
It's raining outside
Drenched in life's misery tonight
This lonely night
Day for day
With the stars falling at our feet
All the time
We were living down on easy street

She won't be home tonight
Because our luck has changed
And nothing stays the same

When the sky falls down
Does it make a sound
On the other side of town
So we live with less
Love and happiness
On the other side of town

I cry to sleep
Wondering who
Cradles you softly and true
Day for day
With the stars falling at our feet
All the time
We were living down on easy street

She won't be home tonight
Because our luck has changed
Nothing stays the same

When the sky falls down
Does it make a sound
On the other side of town
So we live with less
Love and happiness
On the other side of town