I love this town you can see the stars at night
Even from downtown
'Cause there are no city lights
This town was my biggest fan
'Til I was who I am

What's the matter
What's the matter
All I ask is why afraid of this girl
What's the matter
What's the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this world

I love this town the moon is dancing on the waves
And in the bars half of them are underage
People let a lot slip by
When they look a lot alike

What's the matter
What's the matter
All I ask is why afraid of this girl
What's the matter
What's the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this world

What if I am Black or Jew
Straight or queer mother of two
Run around in a hippie dress
Ride my bike in a leather vest
What's the matter

I love this town where I climbed the apple trees
And that was me cheering for the hometown team
I've got something to give
In this town where I want to live

So what's the matter
What's the matter
All I ask is why afraid of this girl
What's the matter
What's the matter
All I ask is why be why be
What's the matter
What's the matter
All I ask is why be afraid of this world
Why be afraid


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    General Commentknowing the background of catie curtis makes you understand this song better. it is about a girl who, for so long, lived her life for others, to impress people, and got a great reputation doing it. but once she "came out" everyone abandoned her and even though they knew she was a good person they hated her b/c of her lifestyle. i love this song b/c it is so true about society. there is judgement everywhere about things people dont understand at all.
    sballuver4on April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow...that's good stuff right there.
    yepon April 12, 2006   Link

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