This Town Ain't Big enough For The Both Of Us

Album: Kimono My House (1974)
Charted: 2
  • Zoo time, is she and you time?
    The mammals are your favourite type, and you want her tonight
    Heartbeat, increasing heartbeat
    You hear the thunder of stampeding rhinos, elephants and tacky tigers
    This town ain't big enough for the both of us
    And it ain't me who's gonna leave

    Flying, domestic flying
    And when the stewardess is near do not show any fear
    Heartbeat, increasing heartbeat
    You are a khaki-coloured bombardier, it's Hiroshima that you're nearing
    This town ain't big enough for both of us
    And it ain't me who's gonna leave

    Daily, except for Sunday
    You dawdle in to the cafe where you meet her each day
    Heartbeat, increasing heartbeat
    As twenty cannibals have hold of you, they need their protein just like you do
    This town ain't big enough for the both of us
    And it ain't me who's gonna leave

    Shower, another shower
    You've got to look your best for her and be clean everywhere
    Heartbeat, increasing heartbeat
    The rain is pouring on the foreign town, the bullets cannot cut you down
    This town ain't big enough for the both of us
    And it ain't me who's gonna leave

    Census, the latest census
    There'll be more girls who live in town though not enough to go round
    Heartbeat, increasing heartbeat
    You know that this town isn't big enough, not big enough for both of us
    This town isn't big enough, not big enough for both of us
    I ain't gonna leave Writer/s: RON MAEL
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 12, 1975, Sparks performed "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternnoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    The song did not make Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; but the year before on May 26th, 1974 it reached #2 {for 2 weeks} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart, the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Sugar Baby" by the Rubettes...
    The Sparks, a quintet headed by brothers Ron and Russell Mael, had two records make Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; "Predict", it peaked at #60 in 1982 and "Cool Places" reached #49 in 1983.
  • Zappy from Geelong, AustraliaI remember these guys did an In concert special I think it was in 1973. I couldn't beleive my ears. They were amazing.
  • Jude from County Derry, --As a member of the Official Sparks fan club way back in 1975, may I just say that the brothers Mael are the greatest, and that is all I will say....
  • N from Staten Island, NyYou don't show a US chart position for this song but it was released in the USA on Sparks' "Kimono My House" album in 1974 (Island Records ILPS9272).

    It received some airplay on "progressive rock" stations like WNEW in New York City where I heard it.
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