Elvis Costello - "Either Side Of The Same Town" lyrics

Nothing can ever be the same
All of the promises we made seem hollow

But there's still some streets in this town

Oh, they're marked, they're marked with your shadow

So if you see me, look surprised

Well, well, well, if you don't

Oh, just pass me by

And I may, I may even brush your sleeve

Oh, as you turn around, turn around and leave

Now it's hard to act like strangers

When we used to be so strong

Everything is changing
And most of it is wrong

What do we know of anything
Two fools of some renown

Either side, either side of the same town

Somewhere there's a light

Oh, I can sense it

Though I may fall back again

Oh, I know, yes, I know it's a fight
Oh, but I must, Lord, I must

Withstand the strain

Now it's hard to keep ignoring

Someone you recognise

And if I seem contented

Well, that's only my disguise
What do we know of anything

Either side, either side of the same town
Two fools of some renown

Oh, yeah, either side, either side of the same town