Corner Store

Studio CD: It's Time For Jonathan Richman, Jonathan Goes Country
Compilation: A Plea For Tenderness, I Must Be King
DVD: Kingpin
Radio Bootleg: Shauberg
Live Bootleg: Torino 1985, The Rex Club 1985, San Fran 1986, The Spirit, Mean Fiddler, Hollywood 1989
It's Time For Jonathan Richman

Chords

E                   A      E
I walked past just a yesterday
                            A       E
And I couldn't bare that new mall no more
E                         A       B
I don't expect you know to feel my way
   A                  B              C#m       G#m
But you don't know the trees that were there before
         A            B             F#m          E
And now I want them to put back that old corner store


E                  A       E
I walked past just a like I say
   E                          A      E
And I felt the hurt that would not go home
E                         A   B
I don't expect you know to see way
   A           B        C#m        G#m
But you may not know the trees I've known
   A              B             F#m      E
And I want them to put back that corner store



we're gonna rock it


E
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
E                B         A            E
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
E
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
E                B         F#m            E
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store



take it to the bridge


A                 B                   A           B
I don't care if it costs more money to shop there
              A     B              A     B
cause this was love, cause this was love
A                  B
I don't care if you have to walk longer
A                 B
I'll walk further, I'll pay more

I don't really want what the new mall's got

I want what they've got in that corner store


   E                      A         E
And what did I feel when I walked by slow
      E              A   E
I felt Sorrow sorrow, all around
E                        A B
Why I would feel that way I know
A          B          C#m       G#m
I smell the ghost smell from the ground
    A          B            F#m      E
That old wooden smell of the corner store



E
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
E                B         A            E
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
E
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
E                B         A            E
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store


E                    A    E
I walked past to survey that scene
   E                          A       E
And I wished the worst for the place I shop
E                               A            B
I don't expect you're gonna know quite what I mean
   A        B             C#m     G#m
But I spot a trend that has got to stop
 A            B             F#m      E
I want them to put back that corner store



let's go



E
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
E                B         A            E
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
E
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
E                B         A            E
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store



I got one more verse for ya


E                 A        E
I walked past just one last time
   E                    A            E
and I couldn't soothe my poor heart's pain
E                    A         B
I don't expect you to feel like I'm
      A           B       C#m    G#m
I just want you to dig what I now name
 A            B             F#m      E
I want them to put back that corner store, yeah



E
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
E                B         A            E
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
E
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
E                B         A            E
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

Chordpro

[E] I walked past just a [A] yester[E]day
And I couldn't bare that new [A] mall no [E] more
[E] I don't expect you know to [A] feel my [B] way
But [A] you don't know the [B] trees that were [C#m] there be[G#m]fore
And now I [A] want them to [B] put back that [F#m] old corner [E] store

[E I walked past just a [A] like I [E] say
And [E] I felt the hurt that would [A] not go [E] home
[E I don't expect you know to [A] see [B] way
But [A] you may not [B] know the [C#m] trees I've [G#m] known
And [A] I want them to [B] put back that [F#m] corner [E] store

we're gonna rock it

[E] Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
[E] Bam a nib a nib a [B] no Corner [A] store Corner [E] store
[E] Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
[E] Bam a nib a nib a [B] no Corner [A] store Corner [E] store

take it to the bridge

[A] I don't care if it [B] costs more money to [A] shop there [B]
cause this was [A] love, [B] cause this was [A] love [B]
[A] I don't care if you [B] have to walk longer
[A] I'll walk further, [B] I'll pay more
I don't really want what the new mall's got
I want what they've got in that corner store

And [E] what did I feel when I [A] walked by [E] slow
I felt [E] Sorrow sorrow, [A] all [E] around
[E] Why I would feel that way [A] I [B] know
[A] I smell the [B] ghost smell [C#m] from the [G#m] ground
That [A] old wooden [B] smell of the [F#m] corner [E] store

[E] Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
[E] Bam a nib a nib a [B] no Corner [A] store Corner [E] store
[E] Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
[E] Bam a nib a nib a [B] no Corner [A] store Corner [E] store

[E] I walked past to survey that scene [A] [E]
And [E] I wished the worst for the [A] place I [E] shop
[E] I don't expect you're gonna know [A] quite what I [B] mean
But [A] I spot a [B] trend that has [C#m] got to [G#m] stop
I [A] want them to [B] put back that [F#m] corner [E] store

let's go

[E] Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
[E] Bam a nib a nib a [B] no Corner [A] store Corner [E] store
[E] Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
[E] Bam a nib a nib a [B] no Corner [A] store Corner [E] store

I got one more verse for ya

[E] I walked past just [A] one last [E] time
and [E] I couldn't soothe my [A] poor heart's [E] pain
[E] I don't expect you to [A] feel like [B] I'm
I just [A] want you to [B] dig what [C#m] I now [G#m] name
I [A] want them to [B] put back that [F#m] corner [E] store, yeah

[E] Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
[E] Bam a nib a nib a [B] no Corner [A] store Corner [E] store
[E] Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
[E] Bam a nib a nib a [B] no Corner [A] store Corner [E] store

Lyrics

I walked past just a yesterday
And I couldn't bare that new mall no more
I don't expect you know to feel my way
But you don't know the trees that were there before
And now I want them to put back that old corner store

I walked past just a like I say
And I felt the hurt that would not go home
I don't expect you know to see my way
But you may not know the trees I've known
And I want them to put back that corner store

We're gonna rock it

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

Take it to the bridge

I don't care if it costs more money to shop there
Cause this was love, cause this was love
I don't care if you have to walk longer
I'll walk further, I'll pay more
I don't really want what the new mall's got
I want what they've got in that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
I felt Sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel that way I know
I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell of the corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

I walked past to survey that scene
And I wished the worst for the place I shop
I don't expect you're gonna know quite what I mean
But I spot a trend that has got to stop
I want them to put back that corner store

Let's go

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

I got one more verse for ya

I walked past just one last time
And I couldn't soothe my poor heart's pain
I don't expect you to feel like I'm
I just want you to dig what I now name
I want them to put back that corner store, yeah

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

Jonathan Goes Country

Chords

D#                     G#     D#
Well I walked past just yesterday
                            G#      D#
And I couldn't bare that new mall no more
D#                       G#        A#
I can't expect you all to see it my way
   G#          A#            Cm      A#
But you may not know what was there before
     G#           A#          G#         D#
And I want them to put back my old corner store


    D#                 G#     D#
Well I walked past just like I say
                         G#           D#
And I felt this hurt that would not go home
D#                              G#        A#
I can't expect that you're gonna see it my way
   G#          A#       Cm         A#
But you may not know the trees I've known
     G#           A#          G#         D#
And I want them to put back my old corner store


G#       A#                  G#           A#
I know it costs more money to shop there
            Cm    A#       G#     A#
But this was love, this was love
G#        A#
I know you had to pay more money
G#             A#
I'll pay money, I'll pay more

I don't care what the mall has got

I want back that corner store


   D#                     G#        D#
And what did I feel when I walked by slow
              G#    D#
Sorrow sorrow, all around
D#                     G#    A#
Why I would feel sorrow I now know
G#       A#          Cm       A#
I smell a ghost smell from the ground
    G#         A#             G#         D#
That old wooden smell from the old corner store


D#                   G#
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A#               D#
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
D#               G#        A#           D#
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
D#                   G#
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A#               D#
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
D#               G#        A#           D#
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store


D#               G#    D#
I walked past one final time
                             G#      D#
And I wished the worst on the place I shop
D#                            G#          A#
Now I can't expect everyone to feel like I am
     G#     A#         Cm         A#
But I spot a trend that has got to stop
     G#           A#            G#         D#
And I want them to put back that old corner store


D#                   G#
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A#               D#
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
D#               G#        A#           D#
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
D#                   G#
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A#               D#
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
D#               G#        A#           D#
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

Chordpro

[D#] Well I walked past just [G#] yester[D#]day
And I couldn't bare that new [G#] mall no [D#] more
[D#] I can't expect you all to [G#] see it my [A#] way
But [G#] you may not [A#] know what was [Cm] there be[A#]fore
And I [G#] want them to [A#] put back my [G#] old corner [D#] store

Well [D#] I walked past just [G#] like I [D#] say
And I felt this hurt that [G#] would not go [D#] home
[D#] I can't expect that you're gonna [G#] see it my [A#] way
But [G#] you may not [A#] know the [Cm] trees I've [A#] known
And I [G#] want them to [A#] put back my [G#] old corner [D#] store

[G#] I know it [A#] costs more money to [G#] shop there [A#]
But this was [Cm] love, [A#] this was [G#] love [A#]
[G#] I know you [A#] had to pay more money
[G#] I'll pay money, [A#] I'll pay more
I don't care what the mall has got
I want back that corner store

And [D#] what did I feel when I [G#] walked by [D#] slow
Sorrow sorrow, [G#] all a[D#]round
[D#] Why I would feel sorrow [G#] I now [A#] know
[G#] I smell a [A#] ghost smell [Cm] from the [A#] ground
That [G#] old wooden [A#] smell from the [G#] old corner [D#] store

[D#] Bam a nib a nib a nib [G#] way oh
[A#] Bam a nib a nib a [D#] way oh web oh
[D#] Bam a nib a nib a [G#] no Corner [A#] store Corner [D#] store
[D#] Bam a nib a nib a nib [G#] way oh
[A#] Bam a nib a nib a [D#] way oh web oh
[D#] Bam a nib a nib a [G#] no Corner [A#] store Corner [D#] store

[D#] I walked past one [G#] final [D#] time
And I wished the worst on the [G#] place I [D#] shop
[D#] Now I can't expect everyone to [G#] feel like I [A#] am
But I [G#] spot a [A#] trend that [Cm] has got to [A#] stop
And I [G#] want them to [A#] put back that [G#] old corner [D#] store

[D#] Bam a nib a nib a nib [G#] way oh
[A#] Bam a nib a nib a [D#] way oh web oh
[D#] Bam a nib a nib a [G#] no Corner [A#] store Corner [D#] store
[D#] Bam a nib a nib a nib [G#] way oh
[A#] Bam a nib a nib a [D#] way oh web oh
[D#] Bam a nib a nib a [G#] no Corner [A#] store Corner [D#] store

Chords (capo 1)

D                      G     D
Well I walked past just yesterday
                            G       D
And I couldn't bare that new mall no more
D                        G         A
I can't expect you all to see it my way
   G           A             Bm      A
But you may not know what was there before
     G            A           G          D
And I want them to put back my old corner store


    D                  G      D
Well I walked past just like I say
                         G            D
And I felt this hurt that would not go home
D                               G         A
I can't expect that you're gonna see it my way
   G           A        Bm         A
But you may not know the trees I've known
     G            A           G          D
And I want them to put back my old corner store


G        A                   G           A
I know it costs more money to shop there
            Bm    A        G     A
But this was love, this was love
G         A
I know you had to pay more money
G              A
I'll pay money, I'll pay more

I don't care what the mall has got

I want back that corner store


   D                      G         D
And what did I feel when I walked by slow
              G     D
Sorrow sorrow, all around
D                      G     A
Why I would feel sorrow I now know
G        A           Bm       A
I smell a ghost smell from the ground
    G          A              G          D
That old wooden smell from the old corner store


D                    G
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A                D
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
D                G         A            D
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
D                    G
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A                D
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
D                G         A            D
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store


D                G     D
I walked past one final time
                             G       D
And I wished the worst on the place I shop
D                             G           A
Now I can't expect everyone to feel like I am
     G      A          Bm         A
But I spot a trend that has got to stop
     G            A             G          D
And I want them to put back that old corner store


D                    G
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A                D
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
D                G         A            D
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
D                    G
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
A                D
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
D                G         A            D
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

Chordpro (capo 1)

[D] Well I walked past just [G] yester[D]day
And I couldn't bare that new [G] mall no [D] more
[D] I can't expect you all to [G] see it my [A] way
But [G] you may not [A] know what was [Bm] there be[A]fore
And I [G] want them to [A] put back my [G] old corner [D] store

Well [D] I walked past just [G] like I [D] say
And I felt this hurt that [G] would not go [D] home
[D] I can't expect that you're gonna [G] see it my [A] way
But [G] you may not [A] know the [Bm] trees I've [A] known
And I [G] want them to [A] put back my [G] old corner [D] store

[G] I know it [A] costs more money to [G] shop there [A]
But this was [Bm] love, [A] this was [G] love [A]
[G] I know you [A] had to pay more money
[G] I'll pay money, [A] I'll pay more
I don't care what the mall has got
I want back that corner store

And [D] what did I feel when I [G] walked by [D] slow
Sorrow sorrow, [G] all a[D]round
[D] Why I would feel sorrow [G] I now [A] know
[G] I smell a [A] ghost smell [Bm] from the [A] ground
That [G] old wooden [A] smell from the [G] old corner [D] store

[D] Bam a nib a nib a nib [G] way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a [D] way oh web oh
[D] Bam a nib a nib a [G] no Corner [A] store Corner [D] store
[D] Bam a nib a nib a nib [G] way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a [D] way oh web oh
[D] Bam a nib a nib a [G] no Corner [A] store Corner [D] store

[D] I walked past one [G] final [D] time
And I wished the worst on the [G] place I [D] shop
[D] Now I can't expect everyone to [G] feel like I [A] am
But I [G] spot a [A] trend that [Bm] has got to [A] stop
And I [G] want them to [A] put back that [G] old corner [D] store

[D] Bam a nib a nib a nib [G] way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a [D] way oh web oh
[D] Bam a nib a nib a [G] no Corner [A] store Corner [D] store
[D] Bam a nib a nib a nib [G] way oh
[A] Bam a nib a nib a [D] way oh web oh
[D] Bam a nib a nib a [G] no Corner [A] store Corner [D] store

Lyrics

Well I walked past just yesterday
And I couldn't bare that new mall no more
I can't expect you all to see it my way
But you may not know what was there before
And I want them to put back my old corner store

Well I walked past just like I say
And I felt this hurt that would not go home
I can't expect that you're gonna see it my way
But you may not know the trees I've known
And I want them to put back my old corner store

I know it costs more money to shop there
But this was love, this was love
I know you had to pay more money
I'll pay money, I'll pay more
I don't care what the mall has got
I want back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
Sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel sorrow I now know
I smell a ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell from the old corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

I walked past one final time
And I wished the worst on the place I shop
Now I can't expect everyone to feel like I am
But I spot a trend that has got to stop
And I want them to put back that old corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

Kingpin

Chords

E                          A      E
I walked past the mall just like I say
   E                           A      E
And I felt this hurt that would not go home
E                        A           B
I can't expect you all to see this my way
   A             B           C#m             G#m
But you might not remember the trees that I've known
     A            B             A          E
And I want them to bring back my old corner store


A            B                   A           B
I remember it costs more money to shop there
            A    B           A     B
But this was love, ??? it was love


E                 A   E
??? Sorrow, sorrow all around
E                       A     B
Why I would feel sorrow, I now know
A            B          C#m      G#m
I smelled the ghost smell from the ground
    A B A E
???

Chordpro

[E] I walked past the mall just [A] like I [E] say
and [E] I felt this hurt that would [A] not go [E] home
[E] I can't expect you all to [A] see this my [B] way
but [A] you might not [B] remember the [C#m] trees that I've [G#m] known
and I [A] want them to [B] bring back my [A] old corner [E] store

[A] I remember it [B] costs more money to [A] shop there [B]
but this was [A] love, [B] ??? it was [A] love [B]

[E] ??? sorrow, sorrow [A] all [E] around
[E] why I would feel sorrow, [A] I now [B] know
[A] I smelled the [B] ghost smell [C#m] from the [G#m] ground
??? [A][B][A][E]

Lyrics

I walked past the mall just like I say
And I felt this hurt that would not go home
I can't expect you all to see this my way
But you might not remember the trees that I've known
And I want them to bring back my old corner store

I remember it costs more money to shop there
But this was love, ??? it was love

??? Sorrow, sorrow all around
Why I would feel sorrow, I now know
I smelled the ghost smell from the ground
???

Shauberg

Lyrics

[This is a brand new song for you]

Well now
I walked past last afternoon
And I couldn't stand that new mall any more
I don't expect you to sing my tune
But you don't know the trees that were there before
And I want them to put back that old corner store

I walked past just a one more time
And I wished the worst for the place I shop
I don't expect you to feel like I'm
But I see a trend that has got to stop
And I want them to put back that corner store

[Rock it]

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[Up to E now]

I walked past just a like I say
And I felt a hurt that would no go home???
I don't expect you to see it my way
But you don't know the trees that I have known
And I want them to put back that corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

I walked past just a one more time
And I could not soothe my poor heart's pain
I don't expect you to feel like I'm
But I want you to dig what I now name
I want them to put back that old corner store

[Rock it]

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[To the bridge]

I don't care if it costs more money to shop there
This was love, I say love
Well I don't care if I pay more
I'll walk longer, I want more
I won't want the things they got
I wanna go to the corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
Sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel that way I know
I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell of the corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[Bring it down]

I walked past to survey that scene
And I pulled a spike from each new row
I don't expect you to see what I mean
But you don't know the trees that I have known
And I want them to put back that corner store

Yeah
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh [I want them to put back that corner store]
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store [one last time]
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

Torino 1985

Lyrics

Well I walked past just yesterday [new ??? you haven't heard this song, brand new]
Well I walked past just yesterday
And I couldn't bare that new mall any more
I don't expect you to see it my way
But you don't know what was there before
And I want them to put back that old corner store

Well I walked past just a like I say
And I wished the worst for the place I shop
I don't expect you to see it my way
But I spot a trend that has got to stop
And I want them to put back that corner store

We're gonna rock it
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

I walked past just a one more time
And I put a ??? on each new row
I don't expect you to feel it like I'm
But you don't know what I have known
And I want them to put back that corner store

We're gonna rock it
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[All right, take it to the bridge]

I don't care if it costs more money to shop there
But this was love, I said love
But I don't care if it cost more
I'll walk further, and I'll pay more
I don't want what the new mall got
I want to shop at that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow, gentlemen
Sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel that way I know
I smell a ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell of the corner store

Gonna rock it
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

The Rex Club 1985

Lyrics

I walked past

[I wanna tell you about
I grew up
I had this little place, like a corner store
[[Something in French]]
Ok, then they put supermarkets and shopping centres
[[Something in French]]
I can't stand them
Well I'll tell you about the field that I grew up
By singing the song]

Well
I walked past just yesterday
And I couldn't bare that new mall any more
[[Something in French]]
Well
I don't expect you to see it my way
But you don't know what was there before
And I want them to put back that old corner store

I walked past just a like I say
And I couldn't ease my poor heart's pain
I don't expect you to see it my way
But I want you to dig what I now name
And I want them to put back that corner store

Let's rock it

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[F sharp]

I walked past just a, one last time
And I felt the hurt that would not go home
I don't expect you to feel like I'm
But you don't know the trees that I have known
And I want them to put back that old corner store

Rock it

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[Take it to the bridge]

I don't care if it costs more money to shop there
See this was love, I say love
Well now, I don't care if it takes longer
I'll pay more, I'll go further
I don't want what the big mall got
I want to see that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
Sorrow sorrow, all around
???
Why I would feel that way I now know
I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old smell from the corner store

[Rock it]

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store, yeah
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

San Fran 1986

Lyrics

I walked past just a yesterday
And I couldn't bare that new mall no more
I don't expect everyone to feel my way
But you may not lost, you don't know necessarily
Those trees that used to be there before
That's why I want them to put back that old corner store

I walked past the site just like I say
And I felt the hurt that would not go home
I don't expect everyone to see it my way
But they may not remember the field that I've known
And I want them to put back that corner store

I know it used to cost more money to shop there
[But I don't care]
Cause this was love, oh dear, this was love, oh dear
I know it used to cost more money
But I'll walk further and I'll pay more
I don't care what the new mall's got
Just put back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
I felt sorrow, yeah, sorrow, all around
Why I would feel that bad folks, I know
You see, I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell of the corner store

Let's rock it

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[Let's take it up to F#]

I walked past to survey that scene
And I pulled a spike from each new row
I don't expect everyone to see what I mean
But they may not remember those trees I've known
I want them to put back that corner store

Folks, look at it this way
I know it used to cost more money to shop there
[I don't care]
This was love now, this was love now,
I don't care if it costs more money
I'll walk further and I'll pay more
And I don't care what the new mall's got
They better put back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
I felt sorrow, sorrow, all around
Why I would feel that bad, I now know [why?]
I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell of the corner store

[Now we're gonna ??? it]

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[Can you deal with one more verse?
???
Check this out
Sometimes I shop at the mall
If it's the only place
This is what happened to me]

I walked past the place, just like I say
But I wished the worst on the place I shopped
I don't expect you all to see it my way
But I spot a trend that has got to stop
I want them to put back that corner store

[One more bridge]

I know it used to cost more money to shop there
[???]
It was love now, it was love now,
[That's right, we can't keep this up]
I don't care if it costs more money
But I'll walk further [I don't care] and I'll pay more
I don't care about that new selection
I want back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
Sorrow sorrow all around
Why I would feel that way, I know
I smell a ghost smell from ???
That old wooden smell coming up from the old corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

The Spirit

Lyrics

[???
We got a lot of room up here]

Well now
I walked past just a yesterday
And I couldn't bare that new shopping mall
I don't expect everyone to feel my way
But then they might not know the trees that were there before
And now I just want them to put back that old corner store

I walked past just a like I say
And I felt a chill, felt a chill, felt a chill
I don't expect everyone to see it my way
But I'm gonna do what I may will
If they don't put back that old corner store

I know it used to cost more money to shop there
But this was love, yeah, this was love
I know it used to cost more money
But I'll walk further and I'll pay more
I don't care what the new mall's got
I want back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
Well sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel that bad I now know
Well I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell from the corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[That fan up there
Someone turn that thing off whatever it is
That's better]

I walked past to survey that scene
And I pulled a stake from each new row
I don't expect to see what I mean
But they don't know the trees I've known
And I want them to put back that old corner store

I know it used to cost more money to shop there
But this was love, yeah, this was love
I know it used to cost more money
But I'll walk further and I'll pay more
Cause I don't care what the new mall's got
I want back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
Sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel that way I now know
Well I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell from the corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

Well

I walked past just one last time
And I wished the worst on the place I shop
I can't expect everyone to see it like I'm
But I spot a trend folks that's got to stop
And I want them to put back that old corner store

Hit it

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[Talking about taking a break, complaining about the fan]

Mean Fiddler

Lyrics

I walked past just a yesterday
And I couldn't bare that new mall no more
I can't expect you all to see it my way
But then you may not know what was there before
And I want them to put back that old corner store

I walked past just a like I say
And I felt the hurt that would not go home
I don't expect for you to see it my way
But you may not know the trees I've known
And I want them to put back that old corner store

I know it costs more money to shop there
But this was love, [are you from the states?
You're enjoying this like someone from the states often does
Where are you from?
Where are you from?
Is that all you're going to say?]
I know you had to spend more money
I'll spend money
I'll spend more
I don't care what the new mall got
I want back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow?
Well sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel sorrow I now know
You see, I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell from the old corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

I walked past to survey that mall scene
I pulled a stake from each of their new rows
I don't know how many of you are going to know what that means
But then again, you may not know the trees I've known
[Do you know what that means? Do you know what that means?
No, but it's funny anyway]
I want them to put back that old corner store

[Look folks, I'm realistic
I know they didn't have much selection
And it cost more to shop there
I remember all those things]

But it had love
It had love
[Sure, ok, am I willing to spend money?
Yeah, I'd pay an extra pound for things there, you bet
I don't care
I'll pay more
I'd go there, I don't care what the new mall got]
I want back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow?
[Ok, I'll tell you]
Sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel sorrow I now know
I smell the ghost smell coming from the ground
That old wooden smell from the old corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store
Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

[Last verse]

[What's that?]

I walked past the mall, one last time
And I wished the worst on the place that I shop
I can't expect everyone to feel that like I'm
But I do spot a trend folks that has got to stop
And I want them

[Do you know what I'm talking about?
Do you have that problem here in England?
Cause all over the states they have it
Every corner store is being ripped up
They put a shopping mall and like that
So when I say]
I spot a trend folks that's got to stop
[That's when I expect you to go oooh]
I want them to put
[You see I'm real proud of that line
You're supposed to get real …
Too late now
We'll have to wait till I come back another time]
I want them to put back that old corner store

[[Crowd goes 'oooh']]
[Too late]

Hollywood 1989

Lyrics

Well now I feel ???
I walked past yesterday
And I couldn't bare that new mall no more
I can't expect you all to see this my way
But then, you may not know what was there before
And I want them to put back that old corner store

I walked past just like I say
And I felt this hurt that would not go home
I can't expect you all to see this my way
But you may not know the trees that I've known
And I want them to put back that old corner store

I know it costs more money to shop there
But it was love, it had love
I know you had to spend more money
I'll pay money, I'll pay more
I don't care what the mall's got
I want back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
Sorrow sorrow, all around
Why I would feel that way I know
I smell the ghost smell from the ground
An old wooden smell from the corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

I walked past to survey that scene
I pulled a stake from each new row
I don't expect you all to know what that means
But you may not know the trees I've known
And I want them to put back that old corner store

Look
Yeah, I know it even costs more money to shop there
I know all about it
But it had love
It had love
I know you had to spend more money
No problem, I'll pay money
I'll pay more
I don't care what the mall has got
I want back that corner store

And what did I feel when I walked by slow
[I tell you what it was]
Sorrow sorrow, all around
[Why would a mall bother me that much?]
I now know
You see I smell the ghost smell from the ground
That old wooden smell
From the old corner store

Bam a nib a nib a nib way oh
Bam a nib a nib a way oh web oh
Bam a nib a nib a no Corner store Corner store

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