Memphis In The Meantime
John Hiatt
I got something to say little girl
You might not like my style
But we've been hanging around this town
Just a little too long a while
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You say you're gonna get your act together
Gonna take it out on the road
But if I dont get outta here pretty soon
My head's going to explode
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Sure I like country music
I like mandolins
But right now I need a telecaster
Through a vibro-lux turned up to ten
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CHORUS:
Lets go to Memphis in the meantime baby
Memphis in the meantime girl
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I need a little shot of that rhythm baby
Mixed up with these country blues
I wanna trade in these ol country boots
For some fine italian shoes
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Forget the mousse and the hairspray sugar
We dont need none of that
Just a little dab'll do ya girl
Underneath a pork pie hat
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Until hell freezes over
Maybe you can wait that long
But I dont think Ronnie Milsap's gonna ever
Record this song
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REPEAT CHORUS TWO TIMES
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BRIDGE:
Maybe there's nothin' happenin' there
Maybe there's somethin' in the air
Before our upper lips get stiff
Maybe we need us a big ol whiff
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If we could just get off-a that beat little girl
Maybe we could find the groove
At least we can get a decent meal
Down at the Rendez-vous
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'Cause one more heartfelt steel guitar chord
Girl, it's gonna do me in
I need to hear some trumpet and saxophone
You know sound as sweet as sin
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And after we get good and greasy
Baby we can come back home
Put the cowhorns back on the cadillac
And change the message on the cord-a-phone
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But...
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REPEAT CHORUS

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