Outside the sun come beating down
We're going back to the town
In letters and memories
And then a pleasant town

The pain when you still lived there
And I couldn't wait for you to get away
My heart's getting pulled around
In a backward town so far away

My old school is getting drunk on the town
Don't think they'll ever get out
Go home just to realize
Why I had to get out

The pain when you still lived there
And I couldn't wait for you to get away
My heart's being pulled around
In a backward town so far away
so far away

I'm down in a backward town
I'm down in a backward town
I'm down in a backward town
I'm down in a backward town

The pain when you still lived there
And I couldn't wait for you to get away
My heart's being pulled around
In a backward town so far away
The pain when you still lived there
And I couldn't wait for you to get away
My heart's being pulled around
In a backward town so far away
so far away
so far away
I'm down in a backward town
so far away
I'm down in a backward town
so far away


Lyrics submitted by lvr, edited by Johnnyboy1973

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    General CommentThis song is about Kelowna, B.C.
    Johnnyboy1973on August 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIncidentally, it's a four-hour drive from Kelowna (where the Grapes of Wrath started) to Vancouver (where they ended up). So take the "so far away" parts with a grain of salt. It's not like moving from New York to L.A.
    Johnnyboy1973on August 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIn the first verse he actually describes it as an "unpleasant town". But I'm not sure what the exact lines are,
    Johnnyboy1973on August 12, 2013   Link

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