03 - Broken town

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lyrics

Driving through town in my old truck
Past shops and houses all boarded up
No one in sight at the single stop light
There's the little white church with the picket fence
Where you and I were married just three years since
Now the congregation's gone, all moving on.

Small town life was the dream we had
Big city boys sure put a stop to that
Mister, there ain't nothing you can dp

We tried so hard to make this work
But there's nothing left for us to scratch from this old dirt
Everything's broken down
We don't give up and we don't give in
But we can't stay for ever when there's nothing
No work to go round this broken town

Old man Hale sits in his main street store
But the customers don't come around no more
He hangs the "Sorry, closed" sign for the final time
Susie O'Keefe can't afford her children's clothes
Her old man ran off, the bank's gonna foreclose
She's loading up her van, getting out while she still can

Big business waiting on that golden opportunity
Hard working man's just trying to feed his family
Mister, there ain't nothing we can do

We tried so hard to make this work
But there's nothing left for us to scratch from this old dirt
Everything's broken down
We don't give up and we don't give in
But we can't stay for ever when there's nothing
No work to go round this broken town

credits

from Comfort in the glass, released January 4, 2014
Written by Billy Mills

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Contemporary Country band based in the UK, but with heart and soul in Nashville. Currently working on first album.

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