This pavement feels cold on my face
And my bones have seen better days
Be a friend, pick me up off the ground
Nice and easy, oooh
I got a scar, you can see it from afar
Like cigarette burns on the top of my guitar
If you wish me luck, don’t tell me to break a leg
I coulda been walking on a peg

And at the end of the day I will return to the city of lakes
Where the real people roam close to where all the real waves break

I got a girl, she got lots of style
You can see every tooth in her mouth when she smiles
She’s prettier than you, and you, and you
Yeah, she’s prettier than you
I got a dream, I hope that it comes true
And if it don’t, don’t know what I’m gonna do
I got a dream, I got a dream

And at the end of the day I will return to the city of lakes
Where the real people roam close to where all the real waves break

I lost a friend in this past year
I miss his guitar playing in my ear
Be a friend, take away all my fears
Nice and easy, nice and easy, nice and easy



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    General CommentHometown doesn't just mean where you were born. He definitely referred to Dartmouth as his hometown during the Juno festival concert in '06. I, myself, was born in Hamilton, but I moved to St. John's when I was young. It's no question that I consider St. John's my hometown.

    Now, everyone chill out.
    affabletoasteron September 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSick song...saw him opening for sam roberts in montreal...anyways great song and a great artist
    begin22on April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song, city of lakes = dartmouth,his hometown.
    5daysinmayon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoo, dartmouth!
    imgunnin4uon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMatt Mays was actually born in Hamilton, Ontario (wooo!) and moved to Dartmouth when he was young. The song could apply to both places.
    Peace.
    canada7on September 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdartmouth is called the city of lakes moron

    ps:yay dartmouth
    SomePurpleGuyon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdartmouth is called the city of lakes moron

    ps:yay dartmouth
    SomePurpleGuyon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey moron, I was referring to the guy who said Matt Mays' HOMETOWN was Dartmouth. Try to follow the flow of conversation idiot. What a stupid f'n comment.
    canada7on December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey duechebags.. can it. =p You cant not argue on christmas can ya? Argh.
    Lateralus518on December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy cousin's in El Torpedo..
    unitedturtleson May 22, 2007   Link

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