Well, big bad man come into town
Gave sweets to the children
Pushed their daddies around
Made the streets so bright in the zones of blight
No more fear in the hearts of whites

He built a hall
Put on a show
From high above watched his boulders roll
Then he bought Main Street and the old town hall
He named his price: his face on every wall.
His face on every wall
Oh, his face on every wall

Now the factories have all shut down
No more cloth stitched in this town
So the only job for the boy and I
In the prison making tile shine
Someday that man will come here too
With that magic hat, spit and glue
He'll wash the stone
Paint the brick
Rename the streets
And make the clocks all tick on time
He'll make us run on time

And every town will celebrate someday
Waving sweatshop flags and grande lattes
Wearing culture on their backs
Wearing spirit on their hats
One by one they'll join the parade
And celebrate
Every town will celebrate someday

Now corners near and corners far
Are somehow the same coffee bar
And community is felt again
Thanks to folks I've never met
They slayed the artists
Sold their arts
Gave the toddlers shopping carts
Raised the prices
Raised the rent
Some days I wish that I could go back again
No, I can't go back again

And every town will celebrate someday
Waving sweatshop flags and grande lattes
Wearing culture on their backs
Wearing spirit on their hats
One by one they'll join the parade
And celebrate
Every town will celebrate someday

Just like they do in Florida
Down in Celebration, Florida
And when every road is Main Street, USA
We'll be safely kept at bay
From any disruption or display
Of truth, adventure, love and rage
Of truth, adventure, love and rage
Of truth, adventure, love and rage, HEY!

Every town will celebrate someday
Waving sweatshop flags and grande lattes
Wearing culture on their backs
Wearing spirit on their hats
One by one they'll join the parade
And celebrate
Every town will celebrate someday

Every town will celebrate
Every town will celebrate
Every town will celebrate someday




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  • +1
    General CommentI think that this song is attacking how corporate globalisation ruins the individuality of local communities. Stuff like the 'clone street' phenemomena where a street in own town looks exactly the same as a street in another because it is all global companies and brands. The most extreme example of this kind of corproate influence over a town is Celebration, Florida which is a planned community in FLorida that is owned by the Disney Corporation.

    I guess the chorus is a pun on every town in the world becoming Celebration.
    Saint Thomason April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of explains the rise of Donald Trump, in a way... a savior for the old cryptofascist conservative dinosaurs who were waiting for the second coming of Ronald Reagan to lionize and deify while he sells away main street, and worse, while they watch.
    Tig45on April 25, 2017   Link
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    General Commentvery good
    trustordisguston July 26, 2009   Link

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