Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Archie Bell & The Drells – (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown lyrics

Say man, they tell me you
Think you're pretty good
Don't you know you're
In my neighborhood

They tell me you're
Pretty fast on your feet
So I want you to meet me at
The dance hall on Market Street
You hear

Hey, hey, there's gonna be a showdown
Hey, hey, there's gonna be a showdown
Showdown, oh, yeah

I've got ten notches on my shoes
When it comes to dancing
I just can't lose

They call me the top
Cat in this man's town
So I want you to meet me
Before the sun goes down

[Repeat chorus]

All the girls
Are losing faith in me
Don't seem like top cat's
Great as he used to be

I know I'm good
So you better be better
When you get out on the floor
You better have your steps together

[Repeat chorus]

Now my reputation has been
One of the fastest men alive
So I'm gonna see how good you are
When I count to five

(One) oh, man, you better step
(Two) you can do better than that
(Three) man, will you move aside
(Four) and let me get out here
(Five) and do my jive

[Repeat chorus 2x to fade]

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct
Submitted bycharcotfoot


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.