My Town - Patty Smyth

I took a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
The new graffiti says that life?s a b_tch
And now I hear this bridge is falling down
Someone will steal it before it hits the ground
Now I wanna go out walking in my old neighborhood
Where I was just a little girl and life was good
But the boys are on the corner, gonna f_ck with me
I?m gonna keep on walking, they don?t see

This is my town
I was born and raised on these streets
This is my town
Oh yeah, my town

Too many people are on the street tonight
It?s way too hot someone?s looking for a fight
What a mess of faces in an endless sea
I?m getting tired of all this energy
I guess I could just pick it up and move outside of town
And listen to the crickets when the sun goes down
But then we couldn?t hear them playing down at S.O.B.?s
Where my friend Lincoln can get us in for free

This is my town
I grew up too fast on these streets
Hey this is my town
Oh yeah, my town

Tonight the rain is falling, falling down
The lights outside keep changing, without a sound

Now lets just take a train down into Chinatown
Past the house of candles, you know they burned it down
Tomorrow is the Puerto Rican Day Parade
They?ll be dancing in the streets
Come to carry me away

Cause this is my town
I was born and raised on these streets
This is my town
I?m walking down these mean streets
It?s a big bad town
Hey yeah, this is my town

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