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In My Town (The Whiskey Archive live)

JaneCameron on October 16, 2011 02:24

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    A live recording of The Whiskey Archive, playing 'In My Town'

    Old roads wind over ridges
    The whispered ghosts of bullock drays
    City blocks kiss the river
    That tries to sweep them away
    Two million live and breathe
    In this clump of humanity
    But chances are good when you compare
    Each will connect to me

    In my town
    Where the river
    Runs like a spine
    To the sea

    It’s a country town masquerading
    With it’s big city lights
    And sophistication it’s parading
    Still it all shuts on a Sunday night
    The sun streams through wide windows
    The rains lash a land locked beach
    And in the shortest of short winters
    The winds still feel like they freeze.

    In my town
    Where the river
    Runs like a spine
    To the sea.

    The music venues are closing
    Pushed out by apartment blocks
    They want inner city living
    But don’t want their corner to rock
    And the homeless keep getting shifted
    To ease the views of the rich
    But the problems that bring them aren’t being lifted
    There’s no simple switch

    In my town
    Where the river
    Runs like a spine
    To the sea

    Disasters strike in summer
    When rain turns to flood
    The city empties of people
    And the car parks fill with mud
    And when it’s all over
    When the river slips away
    We clean out and rebuild
    Watching the memories sluice away

    In my town
    Where the river
    Runs like a spine
    To the sea

    It’s a big country town masquerading
    With its big city lights
    But it all still closes early
    On a Sunday night.

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