Lou Reed And John Cale lyrics - Songs For Drella

Smalltown

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When you're growing up in a small town When you're growing up in a small town When you're growing up in a small town You say no one famous ever came from here When you're growing up in a small town and you're having a nervous breakdown and you think that you'll never escape it Yourself or the place that you live Where did Picasso come from There's no Michelangelo coming from Pittsburgh If art is the tip of the iceberg I'm the part sinking below When you're growing up in a small town Bad skin, bad eyes, gay and fatty People look at you funny When you're in a small town My father worked in construction It's not something for which I'm suited Oh, what is something for which you are suited ? Getting out of here I hate being odd in a small town If they stare let them stare in New York City As this pink eyed painting albino How far can my fantasy go ? I'm no Dali coming from Pittsburgh No adorable lisping Capote My hero, oh, do you think I could meet him ? I'd camp out at his front door There is only one good thing about small town There is only one good use for a small town There is only one good thing about small town You know that you want to get out When you're growing up in a small town You know you'll grow down in a small town There is only one good use for a small town You hate it and you'll know you have to leave

Small Town

HOODIE ALLEN "All American"
[Hook:] She in the city, but She from a small town High heels, tall shots Make her fall down Up late, now she running with the fast crowd But she call me every night before she pass out I don't wanna waste my time with Girls who rolling they eyelids Girls who looking for a place to stay 'Cause they came away from Long Island I don't wanna make your mind up I'm just tryna make you mine quick But ever since I put you in my line-up All I do is choke: Heimlich Good girl in a bad dress But ain't nothing really changed but your address You in the Upper West Side You were thinking other people that never would've accepted all your assets. But I'm cash cheques and you cash poor I'm a give you anything that you ask for You a small town girl but you living in the city So you always keep your heart near your passport [Hook] You ain't fooling us You from a Small Town You ain't fooling us You from a Small Town I don't know what's next for us But every time I talk it's like I messed it up People wanna tell me that I'm too honest Walking on eggshells, two omelets And I know that it's hard 'cause you left your town Dad don't call like he let you down You don't wanna talk when the sun is out But if we get a little drunk, then it's all allowed And the truth comes down, it's pouring pouring Bout to drop bombs like Warren Moon Color of your skin be orange, orange Aren't you the girl that I met last June? Who was so damn fun man, where did she go? On vacation: Puerto Rico Grand Theft Auto when your heart like Niko Trying to meet your mother like I'm Jason Segel [Hook] You ain't fooling us You from a Small Town You ain't fooling us You from a Small Town I can take you anywhere on a map I can make it all good, you can make me come back You keep moving, I can find you on a map I can take you back home, you can make me come back You in Atlanta, but you from a small town You in Chicago, but you from a small town You move to L.A., but you from a small town You live in Brooklyn but I know you from a small town [Hook] You ain't fooling us You from a Small Town You ain't fooling us You from a Small Town Yeah, all across the globe Uh, and every town you know Yeah, you ain't foolin' us

Jimmy And Annie

CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED "Highway 377"
Jimmy was a small town kid The only thing that he ever did Was cross that south side railroad track Annie was a small town girl Wanted so bad to see the world Get on a train and never look back (chorus) Throw caution to the wind don't ever turn your head Cause in the end we'll all be dead Make ‘em open up their ears and listen to your song It don't matter whose right or wrong Headed fast out of town West on 51 Half a pack of cigarettes and a glove compartment gun Runnin' a little short on gas she said I'll step in and pay Got a pocket full of cash and they made their getaway (chorus) Arizona sun sinking slowly in the sand Got a bag of twenty bills and a sack of contraband Steppin' down on his foot give this thing some gas The lights in the rearview mirror are coming on us fast Just like the wind here cane the end They never saw it come Jimmy knew his fate was sealed when Annie grabbed her gun The same old broken story I know you've heard it too They went out in a blaze of glory with a hand held .22 (chorus)

Last Hard Town

Hall Tom T
Woke up on a bus and heard the driver say Friends fill it up with No 2 Wondered where I was and wondered what today Would be demanding me to do It's not for me the last cause I'm just goin' Where life's sendin' me I guess The thing that keeps us goin' is the good folks In the last hard town we met I sat pickin' on my guitar till I saw The new sun comin' through the skies Ain't it funny how the truth is sometimes Written on an artificial high Carry water from the well untill you know That all the children are refreshed The thing that keeps us goin' is the good folks In the last hard town we met We were drinking too much yesterday Nobody's ever told us what's enough The ones that we should've prayed for more than likely Were the ones we had to cuss They applauded as we killed ourselves But angels don't have bourbon on their breath The thing that keeps us goin' is the good folks In the last hard town we met They came to see the people that they thought we were And never changed their minds They explained the way that difference caused The folks who love a picker can be blind They misunderstood the words but understood That our intentions were the best The thing that keeps us goin' is the good folks In the last hard town we met What a picker does for others is the thing He's mainly doing for himself There were friends and there were neighbors But the good homes that we came from didn't help If there's anything you'd like to say About us after we have gone to rest We would like someone to mention all the good folks In the last hard town we met

Chestnut Street

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP "Chestnut Street Incident"
Well I've lived and breathed and been disbelieved in these small town streets too long I've been up with the winners and down with the sinners And hung on this corner 'til dawn And my hands they have been tied To a life I've been denied I'm just a small town boy bein' used like a toy And workin' from nine to five By the end of the day, all the kids would go play And I'd come staggering home With a dream in my hand and a master plan That wouln't leave my mind alone I compromised all my schemes And flucturated all my dreams I'm just a small town boy bein' used like a toy And nothing is like it really seems (bridge) But you must believe that when I walk down the tracks The young girls fall back and say There goes that sleek young silhouette He don't drive no Corvette But he stings just like a Sting Ray And that's my only redemption in this house of detention That keeps me from simply blowin' it all away 'Cause when I walk down the street in the hot summer heat I say, God don't take this away I keep hopin' and wishin' that these romantic positions Gonna help me hide my pain And all the hurt that I've felt underneath my leather studded belt Of not finding fortune and fame But some day I'll blow 'em away with the things that I may sing and might say I'm just a small town boy bein' used like a toy And waitin' for my pay dirt day I'm just a small town boy bein' used like a toy And waitin' for my pay day

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY "Mr. Snowman"
You'd better watch out You'd better not cry You'd better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He's making a list Checking it twice Gonna find out who's naughty or nice Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake You'd better watch out You'd better not cry You'd better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake You'd better watch out You'd better not cry You'd better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town Yeah, he's on his way He's got lots of toys in his sleigh Oh santa is coming to town

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