"My Town" as written by Ben Jorgensen, Nash Breen, Peter James Decicco and Anthony Diionno....
Streetlights look like ribs on my block
I can forget
Where I am now
Smiling as I pass some parked cars
I can forget
Where I am and

Run through my town
Scream till I faint
Stumble around
Scare kids away
Worn out I'll be
Asleep on the street
Watch my whole town
Attempt to wake me

Side walks lend their backs to my feet
I can forget
Where I am now
Houses shut the lights as I pass
I can forget
Where I am and

Run through my town
Scream till I faint
Stumble around
Scare kids away
Worn out I'll be
Asleep on the street
Watch my whole town
Attempt to wake me

This is the end
Of rotting away
In the back seat
This is the end
Of keeping it in


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"My Town" as written by Ben Jorgensen Anthony Diionno

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    General Commentthis song is awsome, why hasnt anyone commented on it?
    alwaysmonday29on July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this song rocks.....it makes you feel like you know what you want with life and like you are in charge of your town and everything else
    Huhubson June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhenever i drive through Teaneck i have to listen to this song. It is thier home town after all.
    Louieon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite armor for sleep song..

    its awesome. and so are they.
    XxProMisEmexXon December 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea great song i love the part where he goes "stumble around scare kids away" i can just imagine some guy stumbling around and kids running away! lmao!!!
    DarkApathyon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its a really sad song... as if he has kept everything in and for some reason he doesnt care anymore and is walking through his town for the last time, maybe becasue he knows he is going to die?!?! "attempt to wake me" ?!?!
    trapeziumon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my take on the song:

    He's running away. He just dropped everything, and started running. He didnt look where he was going, he's just running in any direction he sees. Hence the lines "I can forget where I am now", he doesn't need to know where he's at, he's just running through his town towards anything until he passes out.
    mikeycon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about an outcast or black sheep type character ("Scare kids away", "Houses shut their lights as I pass") who has finally had enough of this place ("This is the end of rotting away", "This is the end of keeping it in") and is either leaving or has made a decision to stop caring that people don't like him.

    He also seems to enjoy toying with the townsfolk; running around scaring kids and falling asleep in the middle of the street (kind of reminds me of Sylvie from Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping). Perhaps this is also a sign that he doesnt really care what people think of him.
    emo4evron May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is just a song about letting go and not caring about what anyone has to say about you. He's running through town, screaming (scaring kids and people in their houses in the process), smiling at the parked cars..clearly he doesn't care about what people have to say about him. He's probably either snapped or done something liberating. I think the end is simple...he's not dead...he just fell asleep on the street and people from his town are "attempting" to wake his old self up....meaning he's moved on and become a new person who doesn't care. Well, that's my interpretation.
    caramellaon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentumm...k.. just to let you all know, it's not "pouring out of me" it's "worn out I'll be" I'm just letting you all know just in case you didn't ^_^
    punkrebelgalon August 19, 2005   Link

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