Song Name: SMALLTOWN USA

Songwriter: GLENN ERICKSON

Copyright: 2017

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Lyrics:

SMALLTOWN, USA

WELL, I'VE COME A LONG LONG WAY… FROM SMALLTOWN USA;
LOOKIN' FOR A DIFFERENT… WAY A' LIFE;
BUT THE NEW LIFE THAT I FIND IS ENOUGH TO BLOW MY MIND,
CUZ' THE DAYS ARE DARK AN' NIGHTS ARE NEON BRIGHT.

EVERY HOOKER THAT I MEET AS I WALK THESE CITY STREETS,
OFFERING AN HOUR…. OR A NIGHT;
AN' I OFTEN HEAR THE CALL… LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL;
THEN I WALK HOME IN A STREET LAMP'S FLICK'RING LIGHT.

(CHORUS):
NIGHT LIFE IS THE NEW LIFE THAT I'VE FOUND;
IN THIS BIG OLD DIRTY, DARK AN' DINGY TOWN;
BUT I'M SWEEPIN' FLOORS AT WALMART… SAVIN' UP MY PAY,
TIL' I CAN HEAD ON BACK TO SMALLTOWN, USA.

WELL, I TOLD MY CLOSEST FRIENDS I WON'T BE COMIN' BACK AGAIN;
BUT I'LL HAVE TO EAT THOSE WORDS… HOW TOUGH IS THAT?
AN' I ONLY HOPE AN' PRAY, PRETTY PAMELA McCRAY
STILL WANTS ME WHEN I COME CRAWLIN' BACK… CUZ'…

(CHORUS):

BRIDGE:
HOW COULD I THINK THAT NEON CITY LIGHTS
COULD TAKE THE PLACE OF SMALL TOWN FRIDAY NIGHTS?
I'M GOIN' BACK TO WHERE I NEED TO BE;
TO EVERYTHING THAT
MEANS SO MUCH TO ME… CUZ'

(CHORUS)

TAG: YEAH, I'M SWEEPIN' FLOORS AT WALMART… SAVING UP MY PAY,
'TIL I CAN HEAD ON BACK TO SMALLTOWN, USA.

GLENN ERICKSON
glennerickson@me.com