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  1. One Horse Town

From the recording Brown Bottle Flu

Lyrics

One Horse Town

He slips a bit of bitter paper under his tongue
Watch the world swirl as he comes undone
OJ and aspirin to help him with the pain
But it’s a Friday night and he’d die to get away

Well it’s been five years since they let him outta school
And he sweats for his bread all day
Tackin’ them soles onto someone else’s shoes
So they can walk away
Tonight he’s gonna run away
Gonna get out of this town
Gonna pull them nails out of his soul
And they won’t keep him down,
Noooo

Get to ‘em early, put ‘em in their cups
And you can work ‘em forty years before they ever look up
Put the weight on their shoulders so they’re sure to stick around
Someone’s gotta pull the wagons in a one-horse town

Well it’s been ten years since they letcha outta school
And you sweat for your bread all day
Cuttin’ them crankshafts ten at a time
So they can drive away
Tonight you’re gonna run away
Gonna get out of this town
Gonna pull them nails out of your soul
And they won’t keep you down
Nooo