Lifted scissors from the pharmacist
with the want to take them to my wrist
Oh and if these evil thoughts persist
I can only hope I won't be missed

Traded escape route from viny vein
to passage on an eastern train
and to ensure I won't be back again
burn every bridge I've ever lain
Let all of Nashville curse my name

Goodbye Parthenon
So long handsome
Goodbye Frances
Franklin, Henry, Neil
Martin, Mason, Dale

To passing gentlemen I asked the time
Bought a magazine to ease my mind
and daydreamt of the life I'd find
when I'd wake to whistle, steam and breaks
Conductors call "end of the line"

And to my hometown how I've loathed you
the sullied neighbourhoods I've blown through
I've been down every avenue
I've memorised their names
They're blurs of shrubs and pick-up trucks
The faces all the same

So goodbye Wesley
Wade, Ridley, Tate
Clayton, Craig, Mitchell
Douglas, Kennith, Clay
Joseph, Clark, Gerald
Marc, Emmett, Reid
Travis, Trevor, Taylor, Keith

I will cut these foppish locks still
before this train arrives in Knoxville
I will push out of my mind
every desperate heart I've left behind

Goodbye Daniel
Vaughn, Duncan, Shawn
Lincoln, Glen, Lealand
Lyle, Hagan, Kent
Dennis, Rowan, Rodney
Owen, Russell, Quinn
Gerald, Clayton, Curtis
Benjamin, Miles, Wesley
Thurman, Jessie, Alfred
Terry, Curtis, Dennis
Hayden, Berry, Allen
Andy, Austin, Sandy
Calvin, John, Matthew, Michael

Goodbye Nashville
Goodbye Parthenon


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