Hometown

"Hometown"
by Beth Isbell
©2014 BeThisBell


v.1
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger,
It’s passing me by, it’s passing me by, uh-oh (2x)
Schenectady why you fucking with me, don’t you do it bitch,
I want to die, with New York in my eye!

v.2
Queens and indians murdered my whole village, they burnt it down,
They're dancing round, and round and round (2x)
In 1748, they burnt it down, killed my hometown,
they burnt it down to the ground

ch.1
I see orange and atomic junk, …
And lots of useless crap!
I see an American locomotive …
The last Mohican chops it down!

v.3
Vonnegut can see my twisted future, from his front porch,
He wrote it down, in my hometown (2x)

Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, in my hometown,
We light one up and burn it down

ch.2
All my dreams have died in this city …
Schenectady, Schenectady!
The city that lights and hauls the world (3x) …
And all our crap to you!

v.4

Things they never change, they stay the same, in my hometown,
It’s burning down to the ground (2x)
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger, so I light one up,
in my hometown, and burn it down! (2x)
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger, so I light one up,
and my hometown is burning now!

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