Uptown
The Crystals Lyrics


He gets up each morning
And he goes downtown
Where everyone's his boss
And he's lost in an angry land
He's a little man

But then he comes uptown
Each ev'nin' to my tenement
Uptown where folks don't have
To pay much rent
And when he's there with me
He can see that he's everything
Then he's tall, he don't crawl
He's a king

Downtown he's just one of a million guys
He don't get no breaks
And he takes all they got to give
'Cause he's got to live

But then he comes uptown
Where he can hold his head up high
Uptown he knows that I am standing by
And when I take his hand
There's no man who could put him down
The world is sweet
It's at his feet when he's uptown

Whoa oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah

Let me tell ya now

Uptown where he can hold his head up high
Uptown he knows that I am standing by
And when I take his hand
There's no man who could put him down
The world is sweet, it's at his feet
When he's uptown

Whoa oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah

Let me tell ya now, uptown

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Written by: BARRY MANN, CYNTHIA WEIL

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Comments from YouTube:

Brock White

Terrific song, great orchestration - everything missing in today's "music"

Anthony Crnkovich

I agree; music today is way over-produced.

Scott Mabry

Oh, just stop it. Do you even listen to today's music? Yes, this is a great song, but there is so much great music being made today that I don't see how anyone with ears can miss it! :) :) :)

Felix D.

Try bachata

surfinwax58 wilson

One of my all-time favorite female vocals of those years. He's A Rebel is another one. Gene Pitney was inspired by Uptown to write He's A Rebel.

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IDiggSocialMedia

My favorite Phil Sector song! Love the Latin play with the r&b singing!

Edmund Daley

I should start my day with this song. Don't know why, just gives me a positive outlook. Great song from a great time before the world changed in so many ways.

Nanaof5

I used to. This was playing on the radio when I was in Junior High School and many mornings, my clock radio would go off and I would be listening to this song...and it was a great way to start my day

60s70sTheBest

@Edmund Daley Great comment.

Carli June Arbon

This is such a cool song! Fun fact: this song was inspiration for the song Downtown in the musical little shop of horrors, and one of the urchins is actually names crystal :)

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