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  1. THIS OLD TOWN

From the recording POOPER SCOOPER

This song is a solemn take on a pervasive feeling that I've had throughout my life, a sense of isolation and the desire to be free, but you know that your intended destination cannot be found anywhere on this planet. It remains an elusive place until my final breath, I assume.

Lyrics

This old town is getting lonely
It's not hard to see when you look around
I had some good times, and plenty of bad
Along the way, I made some friends

Sometimes I dream of movin' onward
But then I wake to find a better day
The sun looks brighter with the world beside her
And with that thought, I'll never walk away

This old town is getting lonely
Isn't that the way that it's always been
I've paid the ransom, it's time to pay up my debts
I fell in love, but she was not impressed

Sometimes I dream of movin' onward
But then I wake to find a better day
The sun looks brighter with the world beside her
And with that thought, I'll never walk away

"Well here I stand, a broken man, I've tried to pay my dues
I've burned some holes in the tired soles of my dirty walkin' shoes
My family's gone, my girl moved on, and my friends are far and few
People pass me by, but there's no reply when I ask em, "How do ya do?"
So with some alcohol, I make a social call, conversate with a bottle of booze,
I like to celebrate 'til the hour is late, but the morning always brings bad news
And when I've had enough, I'm packin' up my stuff, hit the road when I'm ready to move,
But with my bad luck, somethin' keeps me stuck with these dirty, lonesome ghost town blues..."



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