Conley, Earl Thomas - Crowd Around The Corner Lyrics




Those stormy years leave deep and endless trails across his face
He'll wander back when morning rolls around
For it's an old man's right to spend his life just searching for a place
Where he can sit and watch the sun go down

Time's run it's course and freed the horse that pulled him through his prime
And placed a different light above his brow
Now towering rows of buildings grow in fields he left behind
And life seems twice as heavy as a plow

With his golden chain the old man clings to the watch inside his vest
That tells him when it's time to move along
Just rambling through the avenues, he'll sometimes stop to rest
But it's hard to find a place where he belongs

So crowd around the corner, boys, and take your good old time
And pass along a piece of yesterday
A tender breeze of memories is blowing through your mind
Softer than those stands of silver-gray
And sweeter than the things we've seen today





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  1. Ken Stanaford

    Excellent look at what we all Hope for Heaven!! This so reminds me of my Paw. Born 1896 Died 1979,, nine months after the love of his life. She described their first meeting like the last scenes of this Vid. Two beautiful young TN stallions.

  2. Robin Edwards

    Love this song

  3. Darren Smith

    Personally I think this is the best video ever. Beautiful song,beautifully arranged, piano, gutair, drums....perfect in every way

  4. lariler2

    Too bad a lot of young people think the elderly are just old and in the way. What goes around comes around. This song reminds me of paw paw.

  5. Greg Maddux

    The GOAT of country music. We love u Earl.

  6. Andrew Brock

    Damn I miss Earl bad another country music legend gone way too soon R.I.P. E.T.C.

  7. texgal516

    I don't believe I've ever heard this song or seen the video....OUTSTANDING! I miss you ETC.......

  8. Bruce Brown

    I'm glad I went to concert .i love all his songs. R.I.P

    Bruce Brown

    I was at work burning jet rod. On my half way I heard and stop and look up and ask Jesus why!!

  9. Carbonite Gamorrean

    Anyone know who the redhead was ???????

  10. Greg Maddux

    Beautiful video. Much Love Earl. You're the greatest

  11. Mike Morgan

    I really Love this song and video !!!!!

  12. diane Bishop Ogden

    Always LoVe always RIP

  13. Rick Burnette

    I have the faith in God knowing that you are enjoying a new life now Earl but wish you could have stayed around and kept the good country music going. Thank you for all the great songs and friendships you built over the years. Rest now and enjoy what God had waiting for you....

  14. tropicwave1

    Crowd Around the Corner               
    Earl Thomas Conley  
    Album: Don't Make It Easy For Me
                                                                                                                               
    Those stormy years leave deep and endless trails across his face
    He'll wander back when morning rolls around
    For it's an old man's right to spend his life just searching for a place
    Where he can sit and watch the sun go down                                                                                                                                          
    Time's run it's course and freed the horse that pulled them through their prime  
    And placed a different light above their brow
    Now towering rows of buildings grow in fields they left behind
    And life seems twice as heavy as a plow     
    So crowd around the corner, boys, and take your good old time
    And pass along a piece of yesterday
    A tender breeze of memories is blowing through your mind
    Softer than those strands of silver-gray
    With golden chains the old man clings to the watch inside their vest
    That tells them when it's time to move along
    Just rambling through the avenues, he'll sometimes stop to rest
    But it's hard to find a place where they belong 
    So crowd around the corner, boys, and take your good old time
    And pass along a piece of yesterday
    A tender breeze of memories is blowing through your mind
    Softer than those strands of silver-gray
    And sweeter than the things we've seen today      

    Songwriters: Earl Thomas Conley  
    Crowd Around the Corner lyrics © EMI Music Publishing 
    ℗ 1988 Sony Music Entertainment

  15. TEXASGUNFIGHTER

    Back when videos had story line.

    I know he's getting ready to go on the big stage in the sky....I'm sure there's not a empty seat in the house!

  16. Marvin Begay

    Awesome. ETC RIP love your songs thanks..

  17. Jay Atkinson

    My 2'nd daughter, 11 now, loves 80's country. She takes after her Daddy. She plays it nightly on I HEART, as I do. Classic Country will never die. We just need more radio stations to play those great songs. R.I.P E.T.C..

    Paula Croy

    Jay Atkinson Ain't the Damn TRUTH !!!

  18. Cat Bird

    Best music video ever!!!

  19. sugar sugar

    First time Hearing this Song Yesterday may 6,2019 and Love it Thank you.
    RIP Earl Thomas conley

  20. michelle jensen

    When this video came out back in the eighties, it became one of my favorites.

  21. Roland Hill

    I've liked most of ETC's work back through the years. This special song always moves me, as very few others do. Naturally, it didn't sell especially well during its day, but the public taste is so often little more than garbage. His soul was having a tenderhearted moment when he wrote this. America hates all things that don't turn a profit for the coddled corporate world, and among those things are its old people. This song to me represents a beautiful moment of the heart. ETC also touched deep feelings in me when he wrote "Too Many Times" and performed it with Anita Pointer. I think I'll take my old bones and go listen to that song now.........

    Fruehauf8090

    Well said.

    TobiasRaphael1

    Roland Hill A tenderhearted moment indeed. He said he wrote this song with his grandfather in mind and to honor him... beautiful!

    googoos4you

    This was dedicated to his Grandfather, "Preacher" Conley on the Don't Make It Easy For Me album.

  22. Mark Ellsworth

    This is a great song, but when I looked it up on his discography I noticed it was never a hit and never even released as a single. It's odd that they'd have made a video for a song that was never a single back in the 80s.

  23. 80s Lady

    *Those old smoky pool halls have become a thing of the past, and so are are all the great musicians. They are slowly leaving us. Gosh...I sure do miss those by gone days. Rest easy big guy. We are surely gonna miss you. Till we meet again on the other side.*

    Nancy DeLoach

    John Melancamp has been trying 2 keep them alive 4 us...

  24. Karon Anderson

    A beautiful song. R.I.P. ET CONLEY. YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

  25. Chuck Everhart

    Perhaps we can pass on the traditions to our young ones if even thru our music!

  26. Sammy Kent

    Best country video EVER. In the 1980s no one was better. Truly one of the greatest and most innovative country singers of my lifetime. May he rest in peace.

    Cat Bird

    I COULD NOT HAVE SAID THIS BETTER!!! 😢

    texgal516

    Nor could I....Love this man and his beautiful country voice!

    Nancy DeLoach

    Did Earl Thomas die?

    texgal516

    Yes, Nancy DeLoach, he did😭. I believe it was in 2019, but could have been 2018..

  27. bj janzen

    rip! E.T.C!

  28. Tommy Zito

    a truly beautiful song...the ending really hit me. I hope that's the way it will be too Michael

  29. Denise Sclater

    Rest in Peace

  30. Samuel Stahl

    R.I.P loved your songs ETC 🌹🌹🌹…

  31. Smokes

    Still one of the best videos of all time. RIP

  32. Lesley Garris

    RIP. You will be missed..

  33. ShyAnn Williams

    R. I. P. Earl Thomas 🕊
    Such an incredibly talented man. You will truly be missed my friend. ❤️🙏🏼

  34. weldman7164

    Earl has left us I am so saddened at his passing R.I.P.

  35. Jeff Corklin

    Earl Rode off on that horse today... rest in peace ETC

  36. Gage Taylor

    This song and video brings back so many childhood memories. Thanks for the great music and memories, Earl. Glad I got to see you and shake your hand once in this lifetime. Hope I get to see you in the next.

  37. Scott M. Franklin NC

    R.I.P~E.T. Conley, you were among the best of the best. An era slowly coming to a close as more greats have and will be added to the list of deeply missed.

  38. barbie alabama

    RIP...Thank you for being here for us

  39. Vicki Bentley

    A friend posted this for me today. I just love his music and this is a beautiful song. R.i.p. Earl❤️

    Phillip Allen

    I had never heard it. A great song and video. Thanks. Probably never would have.

  40. David Mustard

    Rest in Peace ETC...

  41. GLO LUVS MUSIC

    RIP to one of the greatest artists!💔❤

  42. Michael .Konvicka

    Earl Thomas will be missed-Have all of albums on 33 vinyl

  43. carol vine

    RIP!!! Please tell Keith ,We still love him and miss him too. You will now be with 1 of your best buds!!!!!

  44. Solid Gamer 2

    RIP SIR

  45. alecia block

    Rest In Peace

  46. devie anderson

    Many thoughts of ETC today.....he passed from this world to the next...will miss you Earl Thomas Conley...Amazing Country Artist.

  47. Carol Butler

    I don"t remember him, but his music is great! RIP

  48. TEXASGUNFIGHTER

    One of the greatest songs of all time...

  49. Savana Fawntane

    ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE SONGS 😢

  50. gil irwin

    wow great song I don't think I've heard it before and I have most of your cd's

  51. Jane Tsosie

    Tina tunner

  52. Richard A Williams Jr

    I will call this one of the best songs ever, and that is considering A LOT of songs.

  53. Rey Fox

    A beautiful & powerful video when it came out 30 years ago. And it still is.

  54. Carbonite Gamorrean

    OMG THAT REDHEAD

  55. David Miler

    I'm older than that guy now.Thats me when I had horses. I also had the heart attack
    Time sure flys

    Jeanne Smith

    I hope you are still hanging in and doing okay, God Bless You!

  56. Brian Miller

    Earl is the best!!

  57. Michael Comer

    A fine song like the part when he turned young again Lord I hope that's the way it is.

    David Miler

    Michael Comer me too

    Jose Cuervo

    Amen!!!!!!!!

    finalvoyage35

    Yes, for all look of us when we were young and in our glory.

    lariler2

    That red head is just gonna give him another heart attack!

  58. Randy Miller

    I cry everytime I hear this song & watch this music video.
    Earl Thomas Conlee was a big part of my life in my teenage years in the 80s.
    I saw him in 1984 in Pensacola Fl when he opened for Hank Williams Jr.
    Loved him ever since.

    AverageJoe

    I was a kid when this came out, but loved his music every since.

  59. Letit Bemee

    "Crowd Around The Corner"

    Those stormy years leave deep and endless trails across his face
    He'll wander back when morning rolls around
    For it's an old man's right to spend his life just searching for a place
    Where he can sit and watch the sun go down

    Time's run it's course and freed the horse that pulled him through his prime
    And placed a different light above his brow
    Now towering rows of buildings grow in fields he left behind
    And life seems twice as heavy as a plow

    With his golden chain the old man clings to the watch inside his vest
    That tells him when it's time to move along
    Just rambling through the avenues, he'll sometimes stop to rest
    But it's hard to find a place where he belongs

    So crowd around the corner, boys, and take your good old time
    And pass along a piece of yesterday
    A tender breeze of memories is blowing through your mind
    Softer than those stands of silver-gray
    And sweeter than the things we've seen today

    Wade Randall

    Love it , music to sooth the hart .