"Our Town (From Pixar's Cars)" as written by and Randy Newman....
Long ago, but not so very long ago
The world was different, oh yes, it was
You settled down and you built a town and made it live
And you watched it grow, it was your town

Time goes by, time brings changes, you changed too
Nothing comes that you can't handle, so on you go
You never see it coming when the world caves in on you
On your town, nothing you can do

Main street isn't main street anymore
Lights don't shine as brightly as they shone before
To tell the truth, lights don't shine at all
In our town

Sun comes up each morning, just like it's always done
Get up, go to work, start the day
You open up for business that's never gonna come
As the world rolls by a million miles away

Main street isn't main street anymore
No one seems to need us like they did before
It's hard to find a reason left to stay
But it's our town, love it anyway
Come what may, it's our town


Lyrics submitted by dc_gal

"Our Town" as written by Randy Newman

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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    General CommentThis is an absolutely brilliant song! It fits the story of 'Cars' almost perfectly.

    I love the way that it starts with "your town"... "You watched it grow, it was your town".

    Then time goes by, the world changes - and there's nothing that you can do to stop it.

    Then it becomes "our town".

    It's just a brilliant progression. And in JT's style too which just makes it a simply amazing song.
    rich20bon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was written by Randy Newman for Cars if I'm correct.
    I love this song a lot. It makes me sad about really any small towns that are dying.
    U2takemehigheron February 17, 2007   Link

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