This Town is Cold

© Bill Miles 2014

Verse 1
This old town burned white hot fifty years ago
More jobs than people
Everybody driving round in brand new Chevrolets and Fords
Everybody thought that those good times would last and last

Chorus
But this town is cold
This town is cold
Years ago it burned out of control
But this town is cold
This town is, this town is this town is cold

Verse 2
Fifteen years ago they went and closed down the mill
Sent those jobs to a man that can’t pray or tell you how he feels
Blue collar blues is the feeling that’s swept this town

Chorus
But this town is cold
This town is cold
Years ago it burned out of control
But this town is cold
This town is, this town is this town is cold

Bridge
Maybe we should pack our bags and move down the road
Does the American dream still just stay down the road

Chorus
But this town is cold
This town is cold
Years ago it burned out of control
But this town is cold
This town is, this town is this town is cold

Verse 3
Mill worker houses they’re still lined up in a row
Yards where children used to play now just say foreclosed
And those old railroad tracks still stand guard right outside of town
But it’s been many a year since we’ve seen that train around

Chorus
But this town is cold
This town is cold
Years ago it burned out of control
But this town is cold
This town is, this town is this town is cold

Chorus
But this town is cold
This town is cold
Years ago it burned out of control
But this town is cold
This town is, this town is this town is cold
This town is, this town is this town is closed
Last one out close the door
This town is this town is cold

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