You ain't gonna pin it on me
I don't wanna hear your sermon
Can shave in three stokes
An spit like hypodermic
Can dance like the dickens
Ain't a man alive I fear
You would not dare insult me
If Brother Jack was here
Where'd you learn to smoke?
Cause you're doing it all wrong
The next plane to Honolulu
Is what I'll be on
God bless Father Flanagan
The movies is bologna
Newspaper/Magazine
Cigarette/Candy
You say you're 14
You certainly don't look it
The straight world is ANTHING BUT
In fact, it's rather crooked
I'm getting out of Omaha
An that's for sure
Cause the people bark about me
Like I reversed the sin on murder
Bobby, King of Boys Town


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    General Commentgreat coming of age song, can't say i get all the references though. angst, moving on, and regret.
    Dnogson February 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI met him in Austin, he said this song was simply written for his good friend Bobby. No more than that.
    davidalonsoon August 12, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"I've come to this great city to find my brother dear
    You would not dare insult me, sir, if brother Jack were here"

    -"My Mother Was a Lady" by Marty Robbins
    jurgison January 30, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSeems like it's about a gay kid who got out of a small town and moved to Boystown in Chicago.
    "The straight world is anything BUT / In fact, it's rather crooked" is my favorite line.
    NorthernBornon July 03, 2014   Link
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    General CommentBoys Town is a non profit oraganization, like an orphanage, that takes care of children located in Omaha and founded by father Edward Flanaghan in 1917. The song its the point of view from a kid who's sort of the leader of the gang there. Maybe he has a bad reputation in town so he wants to go away. Really like the bravado and trash talk from the kid.
    andres76on December 22, 2015   Link

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