i love this town lyrics – nanci griffith

(with jimmy buffett)

i love this town… like an unmade bed
i love this town… of the living dead
i love this town… gonna paint it red
if i can spare a minute

i love this town… where curtains twitch
where this door scratches… next door’s itch
it’s a pantomime… at fever pitch
and we can all be in it

people here are large as life
they know the whole world and his wife
from a razor’s edge to a kitchen knife
they’ll be glad to help you

i love this town… of hidden charms
where no one means… you any harm
and if you sleep… through false alarms
no one here would blame you

i love this town… on the beaten track
where nothing slips… between the cracks
her rent’s arrears… his heart attack
now isn’t that a shame, ooh!

everyone’s friendly to your face
and everybody knows their place
as long as you respect their sp*ce
you won’t have to worry

the town hall clock is calling out
it’s rush hour on the roundabout
now i know without a doubt
it’s the place for me…

i love this town… the dirty streets
it’s a merry-go-round… with broken seats
where silk and lace… and satin sheets
are only dirty washing

i love this town… down on its knees
it’s going under… by degrees
still we can do… just as we please
as long as no one’s watching

i love this town… i love this town…
i love this town… i love this town…

/ nanci griffith lyrics