I’m in love, with a tough inner-city girl…

I have had the lyrics to that Curtis Driedger song, from the cassette-album Problem A, running through my head for years. I lost my cassette years ago. I need another copy. It’s one of the best songs, ever.


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stephen good on July 14, 2003 - 05:58 Permalink

The lyrics are in the book Problem A arent they?

I’m in love with a tough inner city girl
When she walks along she spits and swears.

Everytime someone says “I have to go to the bathroom” I think of the lyrics

I have to go to the baaaathroom
Get out the master plan
Does it explain the man?

Call the used record shops in ptbo — there must be copies kicking around. hey, maybe the public library?

hope you find your holy grail, man

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Peter Rukavina on July 14, 2003 - 17:32 Permalink

The receptionist at Yankee Publishing is named Linda. When she answers the phone, I usually recognize her voice, and I say “Hello, is this Linda?” Which, of course, makes me remember the song that starts “Hello, is this Linda? This is your ex-boyfriend calling from Regina. I hear you’re in a family way.”

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Ann on July 14, 2003 - 18:46 Permalink

Whenever I hear someone say “I have to go to the bathroom”, I think of that great Creedence Clearwater Revival tune “There’s a Bathroom on the Right.”

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Marcus on July 14, 2003 - 18:51 Permalink


I think the line actually goes “There’s a bad moon on the rise”

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Ann on July 15, 2003 - 12:20 Permalink

Thanks for the clarification.
I also recently found out that the song by Bruce Cockburn isn’t “If I Had a Moroccan Lawnchair.”