Audio

Neighborhood

03:54
Neil McCallion and The Mighty Mighty Maxwells
Music and lyrics by Neil McCallion

Story

This is the oldest song I've written that I still do.  Wrote it in the year of our Lord, 1983, during my first year of teaching in Nogales, AZ.  Having Allan sing it breathes a little new life into it.  Sure can't remember what I was so pissed off about.

Lyrics

Neighborhood

Don't you look at me like I'm out of control

Baby, you got lazy and you lost all your soul. Maybe you're too desperate to get it back

Well, I saw you comin' from around the block

My doorbell rang just like a clock. Maybe it's just timing that you lack

Chorus: You been runnin' 'round the town with them boys from your old neighborhood

 

Well, I don't believe in scandal for the public's sake

Maybe if you told me that you made a mistake, I could bury my head in the sand

Or maybe, maybe, baby, I could take you away

Gettin' out of here would be okay, that is if you even give a damn 

Chorus

 

Don't you try and tell me that we're stuck in a sticky situation

As far as I can see nothin' could be so clear

Don't you try and get tough and resort to intimidation

I'll close the door and leave you standin' right here

 

Hope you been savin' up your money for a rainy day

I could talk to you but you got nothin' to say, baby, I can't pay your bills no more

I give up, I can't play you game, I've come and gone and you're still the same

Don't know what you're saving yourself for  Chorus