Small Town to Me

from by Shane Martin

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This used to be a stop sign town
Look at the all traffic lights now
It’s grown by leaps and bounds, the years I've been away
The cross stands high at the Church of Christ
Now it’s lit by the bingo sign
The winners on Friday night are the sinners on Sunday

You can tear it down build it back up
Run out the farmers and the pick-up trucks
Black top every winding country road
Turn the five-and-dime into a high-rise
On a main street I barely recognize
But in my eyes it’s always gonna be
A small town to me

We used to swim in Decker’s pond
Land changed hands with the old man gone
He taught me how to fish along the banks of that north shore
I know he’d roll over in his grave
If he knew that his field’s been paved
Just so city folks can save at one more big box store


This used to be a stop sign town


Yeah, in my eyes it’s always gonna be
A small town to me
A small town to me


from Light it Up, released October 2, 2012
Written by Shane Martin and Zac Wrixon
© 2012 Shane Martin Music (ASCAP) / Dan Hodges Music LLC (ASCAP)



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