Nathan Davis

Bittersweet Vol. II cover

Bittersweet Vol II
2012

i am a town

lyrics and music by Nathan Davis

I'm the last train out of Southern Pines tonight.
I'm a drunken lonely headlight on the rail.
And the rain pours itself down on a little town
A hundred miles from anyone that gives a damn.
I'm a broken man.

I'm the altar call of the last beer served tonight.
I'm a thousand 'Y'all drive careful, now's
'The cops around here are hell.'
And the rain beats out a warning to the drinkers and the lovers all disappear
Into the shadows that the pines trees hide
I'm a late night ride.

Oh, I am a town.
There's no place like far away from home.
Sometimes when I'm all alone, I swear I hear the concrete moan.
Oh, I am a town.

Bridge
The boys all dress the same on Friday night.
When the drugs wear off, they hit the streets to fight,
And the girlfriends scream and start to cry
As the blood pours down into our eyes,
The most beautiful ruby red you've ever seen
Like a soldier on the cover of a magazine.

I'm a rusty Jaycees sign in the vacant lot -
The one where the kids skip school to go smoke pot.
I'm a burned-out Chevrolet dying in the middle of a Norman Rockwell dream
About an old prom queen that lost a lot in my backseat.
I'm a scream still carried through the wind in your teeth.

So the pride I have inside is still this strong,
After years of forgotten stories told all wrong.
I'm the adolescent smile that fades away when my first kiss is almost over and
I hear Momma calling me to come home.

Oh, I am a town.
There's no place like far away from home.
Sometimes when I'm all alone, I swear I hear the concrete moan.
Oh, I am a town.

A song about Nate's home town.

Nathan Davis