"Violet Town" as written by and Kilbey....
Newspaper fades against the ground
Phantom bus pass through violet town
On its way through the yellow fields
Past the graying fences
When I'm here I have this feeling
I don't want to know
Inviolate town
Big trees throw shade that falls around
The empty streets of violet town
Gardenerless the houses stand
And eyes in windows, strange

Big truth progresses never to be found
I walk the corners straight to violet town
And I tell you sometimes when we're old
Of the useless boy and his dream


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    General CommentThis song is based loosely on "Scooby Doo," being from the point of view of an aging Freddie, on a road trip with his daughter in the original mystery machine, traveling through the haunted houses and towns of his youth, which now haunt his memory. Trying to reclaim a vestige of his past glories, he finds the places irreversibly and unrecognizably changed, but takes some solace in his memory in the violet hour of his life, and in the knowledge that these places will remain ever inviolate to him. The last lines break my heart, as he tries vainly to relate these fond memories to his daughter, of "the useless boy and his dream."
    owennnnnnnnnnon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is based loosely on "Scooby Doo," being from the point of view of an aging Freddie, on a road trip with his daughter in the original mystery machine, traveling through the haunted houses and towns of his youth, which now haunt his memory. Trying to reclaim a vestige of his past glories, he finds the places irreversibly and unrecognizably changed, but takes some solace in his memory in the violet hour of his life, and in the knowledge that these places will remain ever inviolate to him. The last lines break my heart, as he tries vainly to relate these fond memories to his daughter, of "the useless boy and his dream."
    owennnnnnnnnnon January 11, 2006   Link

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