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I discovered a big town
On the crest of a wave
Throwing money at strangers
Taking candy from babes

Shaking hands in the Big Top
As the rain came down
I though it would not stop
Sending letters to Paris
From the Empire State
Taking pictures from the top

There's a lot of things
For you to do
There's a lot of dreams
That won't come true

I grew up in a big town
The lessons were not hard to learn
If you want them to love you
Then you must not love them in return

Spent the night at a party
Where I drank so much
I fell under your spell

Eight o'clock in the morning
And the daylight makes me
Look and feel like hell

There's a lot of things
For you to do
There's a lot of dreams
That won't come true

There's a lot of things
For you to do
There's a lot of dreams
That won't come true

When you live in a big town
There are sights and sounds
That make you want to cry

When you live in a big town
There are sights and sounds
That make you want to cry

When you live in a big town
There are sights and sounds
That make you want to cry

When you live in a big town
There are sights and sounds
That make you want to cry


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    General CommentI always thought this song was a pretty straightforward song about the pressures of urban life, but I've read that the big town is actually a metaphor for the music industry. So it would seem the song is in part about the pressures of being a recording artist and the expectations others have of you.
    MaskOfSanityon April 09, 2006   Link

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