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  1. This Town

From the recording Full Circle

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