2014 Chris Butler/Future Fossil Music (BMI).

MY HOMETOWN (3.29)

MY HOMETOWN'S NO COLD STAR
MY HOMETOWN SAYS WHATCHA ARE'S
ALRIGHT WITH ME

THINGS JUST ARE THE WAY THEY ARE
AND WHAT THEY ARE IS
HOW THEY ALWAYS WILL BE

MAIN STREET'S GRIT IS GOLDEN CINDER
LIFE NEVER TASTES LIKE GRAVEL
THERE'S NO WRONG WAY TO DO IT

I CAN CARE AND NOT BE CHAINED
I CAN STARE AND NOT BE BLAMED
THE GIRLS ARE WISE THAT WAY

         AND THEY SAY "WE'RE WISE TO YOU, TOO...CITY BOY"...

MY HOMETOWN WAS ALWAYS WORKING
HOMETOWN HOPED HE WAS CREATING
A TICKET OUT OF HERE

HOMETOWN TRIED TO MOVE AWAY
HOMETOWN TRIED TO CHEAT HIS FATE
HOMETOWN OFTEN VISITS ME

         AND HOMETOWN ALWAYS SAYS...

                  I MISS THE TASTE OF MY CITY WATER
                  I MISS THE SNOW ON MY SIDEWALKS IN WINTER
                  I SHOULD'VE WAITED FOREVER IF I HAD TO
                  DOES ANYTHING HERE MEAN A DAMN THING TO YOU?

                  AND I SAY...YEAH!

                  OVER THERE IS THE SPARKLE MARKET
                  THERE'S A HOUSE NICKNAMED "ROCK CITY"
                  FOR A GOOD $2 HAIRCUT
                  TRY THE SHOP IN THE WISHBONE ALLEY

                  I DRINK MY BEER AT CAFE ST. RAYS
                  OR THE BLUES BAR IF IT RAINS
                  I'M THE TALLEST BUILDING IN MY HOMETOWN
                  THERE'S LOTS OF ROOM TO BE STRANGE

                  AND STRANGER...YOU MOVED AWAY
                  THIS IS MY HOMETOWN NOW
                  AND I DON'T HAVE TO GET ALONG WITH YOU
                  BUT YOU...YOU HAVE TO GET ALONG WITH ME.