My Little Town

ŠPaul Simon, released on Still Crazy After All These Years, 1975

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In my little town

I grew up believing

God keeps His eye on us all

And He used to lean upon me

As I pledged allegiance to the wall

Lord I recall

My little town

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Coming home after school

Flying my bike past the gates

Of the factories

My mom doing the laundry

Hanging our shirts

In the dirty breeze

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And after it rains

There's a rainbow

And all of the colors are black

It's not that the colors aren't there

It's just imagination they lack

Everything's the same

Back in my little town

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Nothing but the dead and dying

Back in my little town

Nothing but the dead and dying

Back in my little town

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In my little town

I never meant nothin'

I was just my father's son

Saving my money

Dreaming of glory

Twitching like a finger

On the trigger of a gun

Leaving nothing but the dead and dying

Back in my little town

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[Repeat and fade:]

Nothing but the dead and dying

Back in my little town

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