157 Riverside Avenue

Album: REO Speedwagon (1971)
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  • We flew into town on Sunday, had to find a place by Monday
    Tried Bridgeport and Westport, 'til we found a place that we thought would do
    157 Riverside Avenue.

    Saugatuck River's flowin', Mother nature's colors were showin'
    So cold, so rainy, we couldn't help feelin' blue
    Not enough time, too many things to do.

    We met a young girl on Main street, wanted to just pass her by
    She was homely, so lonely, She said, "Can I make love to you."
    We shouted 157 Riverside Avenue.

    It's over, Miss Lena, we're leaving. Such a pleasant stay, I must say.
    So nice, so easy, we hate to say goodbye to you
    At 157 Riverside Avenue. Writer/s: GARY RICHRATH, TERRY LUTTRELL
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Sim from Cleveland RocksGot turned on to REO by my oldest brother and his friends way back when. I thought that they were very tight musically. Good times, good music back then.
  • William from Reno, NvI'll be the first. I absolutely love this song (as well as most other REO stuff. I especially like the Decade of Rock and Roll version. Too bad Gary isn't with us anymore. I guess it's true that greatness doesn't live forever. K/H D
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