"Oh Beautiful Town" as written by and Christopher Corner....
I grew up blind just like everyone???s child
In the warmth of milk and deceit
Smothered by love and the chemical dust
There was never enough to believe

They chewed me up, they spat me out
Of their system and onto their street
And the rest of my life was a sprint to forget
All the greatness that could never be

Oh beautiful town
I remember you blacker than night
The whores and the sick-mouths
The bad taste and the neon lights

Oh beautiful town
Where are you now with your binge insecurities?
I shut you down, beautiful town
Because you tear your children
Into pieces

Absence twisted with fondness
Is the horror I couldn???t forget
Programmed in the great art
Of family, lies and debts

Too much expectation
Followed by hope and then hate in the mess
And the rest of my life was a glorious test
Of my will and my selfish neglect

Oh beautiful town
I remember you blacker than night
The whores and the sick-mouths
The bad taste and the neon lights

Oh beautiful town
Where are you now with your binge insecurities?
I shut you down, beautiful town
Because you tear your children
Into pieces

On the floor boards under insolent feet
I mapped the hopscotch to my parents??? retreat
With a lavender bag in my hand
And words of desperation on my tongue

Good night father, good night mother
Are you still awake?


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"Oh Beautiful Town" as written by Christopher Corner

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    I grew up blind just like everyone's child
    In the warmth of milk and deceit
    Smothered by love and the chemical dust
    There was never enough to believe

    They chewed me up, they spat me out
    Of their system and onto their street
    And the rest of my life was a sprint to forget
    All the greatness that could never be

    Oh beautiful town
    I remember you blacker than night
    The whores and the sick-mouths, the bad taste
    And the neon lights

    Oh beautiful town
    Where are you now with your binge insecurities?
    I shut you down, beautiful town
    Because you tear your children
    Into pieces

    Absence twisted with fondness
    Is the horror I couldn't forget
    Programmed in the great art
    Of family, lies and debts
    Too much expectation
    Followed by hope and then hate in the mess
    And the rest of my life was a glorious test
    Of my will and my selfish neglect

    On the floor boards under insolent feet
    I mapped the hopscotch to my parents' retreat
    With a lavender bag in my hand
    And words of desperation on my tongue
    Good night father, good night mother
    Are you still awake?
    dfg2on March 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI see this as a kind of sequel to Think Of England. It's like an ironic thank you "Thank you, childhood, for turning me into what I am today....you fuckers." It describes the resentment he has, and had, for the world he grew up in for making him think he could be more than he could.

    The final verse though seems to have a tinge of regret to it...it's like a regression to his childhood world. The words like 'insolent' and 'desperation' make it sound like he feels guilty...and I don't know why, but the use of the 'are you still awake?' makes me think his parents are dead, and he feels guilty about talking so badly about his childhood when he knows his parents did the best they could. Course, that's just me. But it fits. Sort of.
    Kustard1337on June 27, 2011   Link

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