Michael Braunfeld

This Town

04:08
Michael Braunfeld
2015
Michael Braunfeld

Lyrics

 

This town was in a movie once

Fifty-five years ago

And everyone still clings to it

Like religion and they all know

 

There's the theater they all ran from

The diner where they ate

Still bragging from an old billboard

Just off the inter-state

 

Now the factories have shut down

The stores are shuttered up

And Main Street's just a place to go

When you need to fill her up

 

There's hookers on the corners

The cops just walk their beats

They're cooking meth at an abandoned house

At Bridge and Ashland Streets

 

This town's got nothing on which to borrow

The good old days are good and gone

This town will still be here tomorrow

But I'm packing up my things and moving on

 

Yeah my old man he's still hanging in

Though he's getting on in years

He's still standing tall behind his bar

Pouring shots and slinging beers

 

And he still talks a tough man's game

Though he's starting to feel his age

Yeah he's a bit more than forgetful

When he talks about the good old days

 

And I know that I once promised you

Back when we were kids

That I'd stay with you forever

And for a while that's what I did

 

But I'm getting out tomorrow

You can come with me or not

It'll be my first time anywhere

And I reckon my last shot

 

This town's got nothing on which to borrow

The good old days are good and gone

This town will still be here tomorrow

But I'm packing up my things and moving on

 

It's all I've got

But I just can't take no more

I'm pouring drinks at 10:00 a.m.

All the has-beens and the have-nots

Will open up the door

And wonder where I am

 

This town's got nothing on which to borrow

The good old days are good and gone

This town will still be here tomorrow

But I'm packing up my things and moving on

Yes I'm packing up my dreams and I'll be gone