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Town

This song is by Yonder Mountain String Band and appears on the live album Mountain Tracks: Volume 3 (2004).

There's a town out there
I spent a little time
I almost didn't make it out alive
Since I did I thought I'd write a song
About the things I saw while I was there

Had the same clothes
Had the same name
So I took off running right out of that town
Hope I never have to go back again

I won't tell you just where it is in case I ever have to go back again
But you're gonna know it if you ever pass through it
Provided that they let you in

Well, the moms and the dads, they drove the same cars
They had the same jobs and they didn't think a lot
If I didn't think I'd get in trouble with the law
I tell you I'd of laughed out loud

Kids got the same grades, wore the same shoes
Struttin' in maroon, velcro kangaroos
Which I liked enough, I tried to get a pair
But they didn't have any to spare

I could tell right away I wouldn't fit in
Had the right color eyes and the right color skin
But I didn't know the sign or the magic word
And I think that they knew I smoked a bit from time to time

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