Wild in the Streets

Music & Lyrics by Garland Jeffreys

Single written and released in 1973.  Also on the album Ghost Writer (A & M Records, 1977)

and reissued on the album I’m Alive (Universal International, 2006).

In the heat of the summer

Better call up the plumber

And turn on the street pump

To cool me off

With your newspaper writers

And your big crime fighters

You still need a drugstore

To cure my cough


Running wild in the streets


We got a gang called “Shady”

And a midnight lady

And two transvestites

To beat the band

You better not touch us

You best believe us

Your teenage Johnny’s

Gonna be a man


Runnin’ wild in the streets


Mrs. America

Tell me how is your favorite son

Do you really care

What he has done


Runnin’ wild in the streets



Garland Jeffreys: Lead vocal and acoustic guitar

John Boudreaux: Drums

Rick Marrotta: Drums

Johnny Ace: Bass

Alan Freedman: Acoustic electric guitar

Sugarbear: Electric guitar

Dr. John: Clavinet

Michael Brecker: Tenor sax

Randy Brecker: Trumpet

David Sanborn: Soprano sax

Phil Messina: Trombone

David Peel and Friends: Background vocals

Produced by Roy Cicala and Garland Jeffreys

Arranged by Garland Jeffreys and Dr. John

Recorded and mixed by Roy Cicala at Record Plant, 1973

Mastered at Atlantic

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