"Old Town" as written by James Stewart Bain and Philip Parris Lynott....
The girl's a fool
She broke the rule
She hurt him hard
This time you will break down
She's lost his trust
And so she must
Now all is lost
The system has broke down
Romance has broke down

This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broke down

She plays it hard
She plays it tough
But that's enough
The love is over
She's broke his heart and that is rough
But in the end you'll soon recover
The romance is over

This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broke down

This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broke down

I've been spending my money
In the old town
It's not the same honey
With you not around
I've been spending my time
In the old town
I sure miss you honey

Now you're not around
You're not around
This old town

Ola

This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broke down
This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broke down


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"Old Town" as written by Philip Parris Lynott James Stewart Bain

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    General Commenti love this song for its catchyness but i have NO IDEA wad its trying to get at!
    joiedevivreon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha actually i wanted to know wad the meaning was myself. i really have no clue either
    joiedevivreon October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's straightforward - it's about a guy and a girl. The guy cheats on her ("she broke the rules, she hurt him hard" and "he's lost his trust and so she must know all is lost"). He's completely crushed over the matter, but tells himself he'll get better. Then he goes to the town where the two lived - it seems he's still living there - and all the places remind him of her. In short, he's "broke down" and missing her.

    On another note, I hope people know this is a cover of Phil Lynott's song (he's from Thin Lizzy).
    vaguehobbiton January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh I just knew this was the cover. But I really enjoy their cover, especially the played live on mtv unplugged. Gosh it was years past, I was still in elementary school.
    Yeah it's pretty straightforward. One question, whom the "I" refering to? Is it "the girl", or, another girl who have loved "the boy" secretly while he had relationship with "the girl" who made his heart broken?
    TheWalnutTreeon September 01, 2010   Link

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