"This Town" as written by and Joe Purdy....
She was walkin' with lovin' in her eyes.
Momma didn't know where she was,
She nearly started a riot.
She called the police to check it out.
Took her boyfriend down town.
He thought he was a criminal.
Yeah, he though he was a real hard case.
Oh what a day,
Oh what a waste,
In this town.

Was a Friday night football game,
Down at the high school stadium.
She was a cheerleader,
With her quarterback sneaking out behind the bleachers to play.
Cause they don't care what people say,
In this town.

Nothin' ever changes in this town.
And the story's always the same one in this town.
And I thank you Lord for keepin' us safe,
And I thank you mother for making us pray.

She is a single mother workin' at a restaurant.
Under protective custody.
And every day a boy reminds her of what they lost,
By movin' away from the city.
She says I know that you miss your friends in L.A.
But at least your father is so far away,
From this town.
From this town.

Nothin' ever changes in this town.
And the story's always the same one in this town.
And I thank you Lord for keepin' us safe,
And I thank you mother for making us pray.
For making us pray.

There's an old man on a front porch swing,
And he's always talkin' to nobody.
But if you ever stop to listen,
You might learn a thing or two.
Yeah, I'm talkin' to you.

You see, once he was a young man.
And he was holdin' a young girls hand.
And they where walking' down by the lake,
And about nineteen-forty-eight,
And they had their first kiss.
Oh, with the moon shining down,
And they had the true love.
Oh, it really could be found.
In this town.
Oh, in this town.
Oh.
Yeah, in this town.
Yeah, in this town.

Nothin' ever changes in this town.
And the story's always the same one in this town.
And I thank you Lord for keepin' us safe,
And I thank you mother for making us,
Oh, for making us pray.
For making us pray.
In this town.
Oh, in this town.
It's just the way it goes in this town.
It's just the way things go in this town.


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"This Town" as written by Joe Purdy

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    General CommentThis song probably has one of the best verses out of Joe's songs...other than my favorite Mary May and Bobby.
    "You see, once he was a young man. And he was holdin' a young girls hand. And they where walking' down by the lake, And about nineteen-forty-eight,
    And they had their first kiss. Oh, with the moon shining down, And they had the true love. Oh, it really could be found. In this town."

    This verse grabs me because every grandma or grandpa has a grand story about how they fell in love. It's actually magical to hear. Not only that, but you have Joe Purdy signing it with a great tune. Great chemistry for a song. Really makes you want to find someone amazing to grow old with.....Not only that, but really makes you realize that "true love" can be found when you're least expecting it.
    manutdcronaldoon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song probably has one of the best verses out of Joe's songs...other than my favorite Mary May and Bobby.
    "You see, once he was a young man. And he was holdin' a young girls hand. And they where walking' down by the lake, And about nineteen-forty-eight,
    And they had their first kiss. Oh, with the moon shining down, And they had the true love. Oh, it really could be found. In this town."

    This verse grabs me because every grandma or grandpa has a grand story about how they fell in love. It's actually magical to hear. Not only that, but you have Joe Purdy signing it with a great tune. Great chemistry for a song. Really makes you want to find someone amazing to grow old with.....Not only that, but really makes you realize that "true love" can be found when you're least expecting it.
    manutdcronaldoon August 22, 2007   Link

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