memphis in the meantime


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


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


Sure I like country music

I like mandolins

But right now I need a telecaster

Through a vibro-lux turned up to ten



Lets go to Memphis in the meantime baby

Memphis in the meantime girl


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


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


Until hell freezes over

Maybe you can wait that long

But I dont think Ronnie Milsap's* gonna ever

Record this song





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


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


'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


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