Hangin' Downtown

CameoBuy this song

FAVORITE (1 fan)


Cameo is an American soul-influenced funk group that formed in the early 1970s. Cameo was initially a 13-member group known as the New York City Players; this name was later changed to Cameo to avoid a lawsuit from Ohio Players,[citation needed] another group from that era. Since then, Cameo has recorded several hit records. As of 2009, some of the original members continue to perform together, while two others were hired by the hip hop group Outkast. Their influences include Rick James, Parliament-Funkadelic, contemporary funk bands like the Bar-Kays, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, The Isley Brothers etc. and singers like Marvin Gaye, Billy Paul, Prince, Isaac Hayes, Stevie Wonder and Bootsy Collins. more »

You're wishing on a star
It's the only one that sits there
Next to the silvery moon
I don't feel too optimistic
But I know I'd trade the world
For what I am wishing would come true

I know you told me more than twice
Of the fate that I'd been dreading
But if you walk right up to me tonite
Would you doubt that I'd be ready
So I walk the city streets
Wishing you were here with me
Falling in love again
(Baby until then)

I'll be hangin' downtown
Kind of waiting
Maybe I'll try meditating
I'll be hangin downtown
Kind of waiting
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah

Been tied to lonesome roads
Making residence in two bit 4 wall domeciles
Never time for what is needed
So I grab a bite to eat
Then maybe grab a smile

So hard to give it up
You know I tried so many times before
Any price of sacrifice 
To see you walkin through the door
Girl I'm tryin to make you see
I'd rather have you here with me
Fallin in love again
(Baby until them)


Though I walk the city streets
I'd rather have you here with me
Falling in love again
(Baby until then)



Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Hangin' Downtown Lyrics with the community:


Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:


"Hangin' Downtown Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 24 Oct. 2017. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/942171>.

Missing lyrics by Cameo?

Know any other songs by Cameo? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Hangin' Downtown