"Cabbage Town" as written by and Conor Oberst....
All that blotter going to twist up your mind
You can do it, just not all the time
Hiding in your room, you'll be feeling fine

Always manage to have something to sell
Talk on the telephone while painting your nails
Little plastic bags and a digiscale
Aw, this hallway's full of plastic kids
Aw, they jump and make the CD skip
I'm never telling what I find out
I'm going to love you like the New South
You drive me crazy with your foul mouth
Until you meet me down in Cabbage Town
Down in Cabbage Town

The way I see it we got plenty of time
It's going to happen but just not overnight
Bring a pack of cards and a box of wine
Oh, on the day when I flash that badge
Just try to think of the other half
It's hard living
When it's a matter of fact
But this city's full of lazy kids
Sweetie, someone's got to steer this ship

I'm never telling what I find out
I'm going to love you like the New South
You make me crazy with your foul mouth
Come on and meet me down in Cabbage Town
Come down to Cabbage Town

Well it's just like old friends
To play "Remember When . . . ?"
But if you want my help, I'm in

I'm never telling what I found out
I'm going to love you like the New South
You're talking crazy with your loud mouth
Come on and meet me down in Cabbage Town
Oh, come to Cabbage Town

I'm never telling what I find out
I'm going to make it like a new sound
You make me crazy with your foul mouth
Oh, won't you meet me down in Cabbage Town
Come down to Cabbage Town

Oh
Come on to Cabbage Town
Come down to Cabbage Town
Come to Cabbage Town


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  • +1
    General Comment In the first verse "All that blotter gonna twist up your mind" hes talking about LSD
    afijr83on May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"plastered" kids

    could you format the verses and choruses in a consistant manner? the way you've got it now is bugging me.
    strangelighton April 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe way he says cabbage town is too cool
    tyygeron April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcabbage town is in east atlanta
    underthemisteron May 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely about doing drugs.....definitely.
    xfrailaspaperon May 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't understand what "i'm gonna love you like the new south" means.
    any suggestions?
    littlebabykatieon June 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this song its my favorite off this CD haha
    ohxcaliforniaon July 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, its badge, not "batch". do you even own a physical copy? its in the lyric sheet, not that you even need to look to assume its badge.
    MitchDouglason February 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHmm.. I'm a little hesitant to post my opinion, because it seems like there are some real jerks posting on this song...
    Anywho...

    My interpretation is that two old friends have kind of divergent life paths... one of them is into (dealing, I think) LSD, the other seems to be a cop? (Flash that badge)... The cop has a history with the dealer/still has romantic feelings for her, and would like to get together with her, both because he likes her, and because he wants to help her out (I think the "love you like the New South" is also a reference to this... given the reformative connotation of "New South").

    I really like the part that starts with "Oh, on the day that I flash that badge..." and ending with "someone's got to steer this ship."
    lshiovitzon December 23, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's "batch", not badge
    lemonade_stanon July 17, 2009   Link

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