"Leaving Town" as written by and Michael S O'connor....
Oh your reputation's so golden
You're never lonely and you're never home
I know you've been talking about leaving
You've lost all your feeling for this town
Paint your nails and put on your lipstick
You don't want to miss your ticket out
Just because you graduate from school so high in the gene pool, that's your point of view
But when you're broken down and no one else is around
You'll come running back to this town and I'll be there, yeah I'll be there

Cause I remember how we drank time together
And how you used to say that the stars are forever
And daydreamed about how to make your life better
By leaving town, leaving town

Pack your bags, your smokes in your pocket
You're wearing my locket around your neck
Take a drag and wait for the Greyhound
The world is your playground and you want to win
But when you're broken down and no one else is around
You'll come running back to this town and I'll be there, yeah I'll be there

Cause I remember how we drank time together
And how you used to say that the stars are forever
And daydreamed about how to make your life better
By leaving town, leaving town


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    General CommentOne of my all-time favorite songs. Great lyrics, upbeat music, very easy to identify with. ^_^
    Nekogirl Fiveon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey, that's great to hear. I thought no one really knew this song cause everytime i'd mention it to someone, they're like "who?". Well this song reminds me of a time not too long ago when I just wanted to drop everything at home. All responsibilities, relationships, memories. I just wanted to get up and leave but then i realized it was all about myself and not everything else. So this song makes me think of who i used to be and how i used to feel.
    fatcat20on May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLast year I tried to move away but I couldnt right off and every time I heard this song it made me cry hard. it was right though, moving away DID make me find out who I was. too bad it didnt work! LOL
    garbojenon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of someone trying to get away from home by leaving for college "Just because you graduate from school so high in the gene pool, that's your point of view"....and when all goes wrong your best friend who you left behind, will be there for you once again "you'll come running back to this town and I'll be there, yeah I'll be there"...i absolutely love this song
    brownchicon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too. And yeah, not many people have heard of it--the only reason I know is becuz there's a local radio station who plays it a lot...But yeah its great. I think it might not be about college, but about 2 people, after they graduate high school. They've probably been living in the same town most of their lives, and one of them's dying to get out, leaving their friend behind...and so on. I think this song was on the "Tomcats" soundtrack...I think...some movie during the ending credits anyway.
    pixiedust133on May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh my gosh. I always forget how much I like this song ...

    anyhow. this is a terrific song about, yeah, trying to escape your past in hopes of a better future. it's about love and waiting for someone.

    "i remember how we drank time together and how you used to say that the stars are forever"

    rar.
    catherinekson June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy friend d/l this cuz she says she heard it on the real world..does anyone else rememeber that episode?
    crashintomeon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great if your best friend is leaving for college
    cheer up meon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song great band
    Blueknight14on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti remeber that episode

    this song rules
    jimmysavedmydayon July 08, 2002   Link

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