From the recording Drinking In A Small Town


The street lights flash on and the bars are lined up in a rowThe cover is low and the band is playing songs you already knowSpeakers might be busted and the notes might be flat, but the girls still move to the soundThere's no need to be down, drinking in a small townFrom the freeways and alleyways they spill out as they end the dayLawmen and villains dragging their feet through the clayI step in line for another time as the congregation frownsBut I'm with the jokers and clowns, drinking in a small townI journey down the length of the bar to pay my dueTo forget that I forgotten to love what I once held ontoEveryone here seems to know all thatBut the boys bring the song back aroundMy memories drown, drinking in a small townAnd the drinkers are knighted as they stumble like pigs to the tavernThey meet with Dick and Jane and the bootleggers out on 4th st.We go out to the dark corners of the caverns, while the cops walk their beatYeah we stroll on down, drinking in a small townLaura's working hard but she smiles as she tends to the flockJohnny and June are lighting up the saloon as the past plays on the jukeboxFreddie and ziggy who would win between John and ClintDoug and Lori talk about all the money they've spentAnd the mourners spend their last centAs I stand and singAbout my dreamsThis stage is my homeThe stage is my homeBaby you don't know me and I don't know youBut we both know what to doWe're caught in a trap there's no looking backFrom a tall glance, and it worh takin' a chance?The people here they take it, they own itThey may not be the best, but they're lost in the questWe could get lost in the crowd, we could sing out loudDrinking in a small townThere's no reason to feel downWe all know we should go on homeBut we'd rather not be aloneSo to your friends and lovers,Lets have another roundWhen I'm lost I'll be found in a small town