Small Towns

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I hadn't really thought about it this way, but I've never wanted to be there from the start.  Maybe it was starting there.

As a kid, I remember going into the city on the train as one of the more exiting things I did.  One of my early favorite singers was Petula Clark, who sang 'Downtown'.

When I moved to Texas, the town I went to school in (and ended up graduating from) was only seventeen thousand when I moved there (over 100K now).  I used to ride my bike all the way to the next city (nearly every week) because there was a movie theatre there.  They didn't build a movie theatre in my town until I was in high school.

But at least it was a movie theater (with a movie screen), and not one of these big-screen TVs on steroids that end up in six-packs (or more) now.

Some of them (notably, the Northpark Cinema, where I saw 'Star Wars') were a few thousand seats, with a screen the size of a basketball court.  They even had smoking (on the left), and you could really sit far enough on the right to not smell it (Texas offered some of the most 'state-of-the-art' A/C units ever seen at that time, especially at places like Northpark).

When you're alone and life is making you lonely

You can always go - downtown.

When you've got worries all the noise and the hurry

Seems to help I know - downtown.

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city

Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty

How can you lose?

The lights are much brighter there

you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

so go - downtown

Things will be great when you're - downtown

No finer place for sure - downtown

Everything's waiting for you.

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you

There are movie shows - downtown.

Maybe you know some little places to go to 

where they never close - downtown.

Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova

You'll be dancing with 'em too before the night is over 

happy again.

The lights are much brighter there

you can forget all your troubles´, forget all your cares

so go - downtown

Where all the lights are bright - downtown

waiting for you tonight - downtown

you're gonna be alright now




And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you

Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to 

guide them along.

So maybe I'll see you there

we can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares

so go - downtown

Things will be great when you're - downtown

don't wait a minute more - downtown

Everything is waiting for you -





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