"Old Town" as written by James Stewart Bain and Philip Parris Lynott....
The old covent garden
I remember only too well
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

All is lost
The System has broke down
Romance has broke down
This boy is crack'in 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 crack'in up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crack'in up
This boy has broke down

I've been spending my money
In the old town
It's not the same honey
When you're not around

I've been spending my time
In the old town
I sure miss you honey
Now you're not around

Now you're not around
This old town
Ola
Ola

This boy is crack'in up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crack'in up
This boy has broke down

This boy is crack'in up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crack'in up
This boy has broke down

This boy is crack'in up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crack'in 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 CommentWhat a classic song. One of my favorite songs of all time. i wish i could find the video for it, I've even written to Irelands national TV company asking of they might have a copy as it is of special significance to me (i think my Dad is in it, all i know is that it was shot in dublin around 1982 I think and there is a beautiful shot of the old haypenny bridge in it))to have the video and they never responded to me. oh well!
    MiracleDrugon July 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great and we may be seeing more of it as time goes past as the Irish band 'the Corrs' are covering it for their new album. They have sung the song before in concert and in acoustic sessions but now they will be recording a studio version of the song and releasing it.
    mikus-fikuson August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou can watch the video at youtube.com/… but the video and sound are a bit out of sync
    badroboton August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery possibly the best song of all time.
    SASRon May 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with SASR. This could be the best song ever.
    Bylandton July 12, 2011   Link

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