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Standing on the Corner
The Four Lads Lyrics


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Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
Brother, you don't know a nicer occupation
Matter of fact, neither do I
Than standing on a corner watching all the girls
Watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by

I'm the cat that got the cream
Haven't got a girl but I can dream
Haven't got a girl but I can wish
So I'll take me down to main street
And that's where I select my imaginary dish

Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
Standing on a corner giving all the girls the eye
Brother, if you've got a rich imagination
Give it a whirl, give it a try
Try standing on a corner watching all the girls
Watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by

Saturday and I'm so broke
Haven't got a girl and that's no joke
Still I'm living like a millionaire
When I take me down to main street
And I review the harem parading for me there

Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
Standing on a corner underneath the springtime sky
Brother, you can't go to jail for what you're thinking
Or for that woo look in your eye
You're only standing on the corner watching all the girls
Watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by

Overall Meaning

The Four Lads's song "Standing on the Corner" is about the joy that one can experience while simply watching the world go by, specifically watching all of the girls walk down the street. The song is sung from the perspective of a man who recognizes that it's a nice occupation to stand on the corner and admire the women who pass by. He notes that he doesn't have a girlfriend but enjoys dreaming and wishing for one. He even refers to himself as the cat that got the cream, someone who is satisfied with the simple pleasure of watching the world.


In the second verse, the man still doesn't have a girl but notes that he can pretend to when he goes to main street to watch the women parade by. He encourages others to give it a try, implying that the simple pleasure of watching the world can bring happiness. The final verse has the man noting that he's broke but still feels rich when he goes to main street to see the women. He notes that watching the girls isn't a crime and encourages others to try it out for themselves.


Overall, the song is a celebration of the joy that can be found in simple pleasures, like people-watching, and the beauty to be found in the everyday world.


Line by Line Meaning

Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
I enjoy standing here, just watching all the pretty girls walk by.


Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
I really like standing here, just enjoying the view of all the attractive girls walking by.


Brother, you don't know a nicer occupation
I don't think there's a better way to spend my time than watching these girls from this corner.


Matter of fact, neither do I
In fact, I agree, I can't think of something I'd rather be doing.


Than standing on a corner watching all the girls
I really enjoy looking at these girls from my spot on the corner.


Watching all the girls, watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by
I could do this all day - just stand on this corner and watch all the beautiful girls walk past me.


I'm the cat that got the cream
Even though I don't have a girlfriend, I feel pretty good and satisfied with my life right now.


Haven't got a girl but I can dream
Even though I don't have a girlfriend right now, I can still imagine what it would be like to have one.


Haven't got a girl but I can wish
I may be alone, but I can still hope and dream of finding the perfect girl someday.


So I'll take me down to main street
I'm going to head down to the busy part of town and see what this place has to offer.


And that's where I select my imaginary dish
I'll use my imagination to choose a girl to picture as my girlfriend for the time being.


Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
I'm back to my favorite spot, looking at all the beautiful girls walk past me.


Standing on a corner giving all the girls the eye
I'm checking out all the girls as they walk by me, trying to look casual.


Brother, if you've got a rich imagination
If you can imagine and visualize things well, this is the perfect place to use your imagination.


Give it a whirl, give it a try
Come stand with me, and try to picture yourself with one of these attractive girls walking by.


Try standing on a corner watching all the girls
You should give this a try, it's a great way to pass the time.


Watching all the girls, watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by
Once again, I'm admiring all the pretty girls walking past me.


Saturday and I'm so broke
Even though I don't have much money, I'm still enjoying this beautiful Saturday afternoon.


Haven't got a girl and that's no joke
I'm still single, but I'm not letting that bring me down.


Still I'm living like a millionaire
Even though I don't have a lot of money, I'm still feeling good and happy with my life.


When I take me down to main street
I love coming down to this busy part of town and seeing all the people walking around.


And I review the harem parading for me there
As I watch all the people walking by on main street, I feel like I have a whole group of beautiful women parading just for me.


Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
I'm back to my favorite spot, enjoying the sight of all the attractive girls walking by.


Standing on a corner underneath the springtime sky
The weather is beautiful today, and I'm standing here under the blue sky, looking at all the girls.


Brother, you can't go to jail for what you're thinking
It's okay to think whatever you want when you're admiring the girls walking by.


Or for that woo look in your eye
Even if my eyes look a little intense, I'm not doing anything wrong just by standing here and observing.


You're only standing on the corner watching all the girls
I'm not doing anything wrong, I'm just enjoying the view of all the pretty girls walking by.


Watching all the girls, watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by
I can't get enough of looking at all the beautiful girls walking past me, it's my favorite pastime.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Frank Loesser

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Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
Brother you don't know a nicer occupation
Matter of fact, neither do I
Than standing on a corner watching all the girls
Watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by

I'm the cat that got the cream
Haven't got a girl but I can dream
Haven't got a girl but I can wish
So I'll take me down to Main street
And that's where I select my imaginary dish

Standing on a corner watching all the girls go by
Standing on a corner giving all the girls the eye
Brother if you've got a rich imagination
Give it a whirl, give it a try
Try standing…

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All comments from YouTube:

@kevinlikethevideooflynnfer9597

Remember this when I grew up in the 50’s

@joybreeden366

Wow.
Good song thank you Frank Loesser for so many great songs. No one could sing this better than the Lads...

@williamfields7287

I was just thinking of thinking of this song today so I decided to look it up.

@11froglegs

Absolutely fantastic song,and who cares what I am thinking? They can't read my mind YET?

@davidmoore6112

Whatever happened to the the class of being an entertainer professional dressing nice clean clean music clean lyrics I guess so everything changes for the better? Whatever happened to class like Marvin Gaye said I'll be dog gone it's long gone The four lads God bless you and your family thank you

@miketroutman7365

They were better days. Love going back in time.

@DavidSilk1956

A great old song from back in the day! Thanks for sharing!
Mind you…I wonder how many complaints they’d get about the lyrics if they tried writing it today in this crazy world we’re currently living in? 🙈😂😂

@dennycrane9348

WHAT TREMENDOUS TALENTED INDIVIDUALS, WHERE IS THE TALENT TODAY.

@Dudemon-1

Writing software like Autotune.

@joery60

Nowadays you get a lawsuit when you sing or do this 😂

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