Seems like everywhere I go the sky is falling
And the concierges they meet you with a frown
When I come to town
I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every town is all the same

You say: "how does it feel to be travelling?
How's it feel to live your life on a train?
And the aeroplane?"
Well, I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every town is all the same
When you've left your heart in the Portland rain...

And how I wish it was not true
But I ain't gonna stand up here and lie to you
I believe y'all deserve more than that
And if there's one thing that I've learned
Brother, you know you're gonna get burned
If you don't know where your love is at

"How d'you plan to get yourself connected?
Are you down with all the latest trends?"
To keep up with friends
Well, I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every plan is all the same

Seems like everywhere I go the sky is falling
And the waitresses all meet you with a frown
When I come to town
I ain't gonna' lie to you
Well, every town is all the same
When you've left your heart in the Portland rain...


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    General Commentahh, the life of a troubador. this is definitely one of m. ward's best songs. his voice and the pedal steel go together perfectly.
    rhymeswithorangeon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe first m. ward song i heard and instantly fell in love with his music.

    not sure if the posted lyric of " And the waitress says she'll meet you with a frown" I always heard "and the waitresses all meet you with a frown" which sounds right to me, and is my favorite line.

    I work in the service industry and they really all do greet you with a frown, even when they're smiling at you. just genius.
    Evlon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEvl I think/know you're right about the lyrics... I love this song, it's so sad! It also reminds me of paul bunyan for some reason...
    lukewagoneeron August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's a love song for portland, or and having just got back from there and basked in its beauty i get it. every town is all the same.
    Eggos=yumon December 16, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI think the Paul in question is Paul Simon; check out the lyrics to Homeward Bound, there are definitely some allusions made to it in Paul's Song. Beautiful, nonetheless.
    mg1682on December 09, 2010   Link

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