Listen up kid
It’s not what you think
Staying up too late
Had a little too much to drink
Walked home across the bridge
When the Marquee shut down
There’s a reason that I love this town

Nobody cares how much money you have
If you’ve got enough to get in a cab
There’ll be drinks on the house if your house burns down
There’s a reason that I love this town

I saw your band in the early days
We all understand why you moved away
We’ll hold a grudge anyway

I shot the shit with Miniature Tim
If he needs a tune, then I’ll write one for him
We like the same books and we like the same sounds
There’s a reason that I love this town

I played a show
In Kelowna last year
They said pick it up Joel
We’re dying in here
Picture one hand clapping
And picture half that sound
There’s a reason that I hate that town

If you saw my band in the early days
Then you’ll understand why we moved away
But you’ll hold a grudge anyway
Because it’s fun

Davey and me
Face down in our soup
In some French restaurant
Outside Riviere Du Loup
Last night out on tour
We burned the place to the ground
There’s a reason that I love this town
There’s a reason that I love this town
There’s a reason that I love this town


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    General CommentLove This Town is Joel's Love Letter to Halifax (Piggy reference). A lot of this is really Halifax imagery like the Marquee, a venue, which has shut down for good and now can be rented once in awhile.

    The holding a grudge thing is basically a reference to Sloan and the backlash they recieved for moving on to Toronto.

    The Davey and me part refers to Dave Marsh, Joel's drummer. During the tour they were both really sick.
    billboneson August 02, 2005   Link

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