This Town

04:26
Michael Braunfeld
2019
Michael Braunfeld

Lyrics

This town was in a movie once 55 years ago

And everyone still clings to it like religion and all they know

There’s the theater they all ran from the diner where they ate

Still bragging from an old billboard just off the inner 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 in 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

 

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