The Edge of Town

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The Edge of Town

I hear the edge of town is gettin' wider
We’re tradin' corn and lettuce in for lawns
Pavin' over cabbage with prefabricated homes
The countryside is goin’ goin’ gone

The ground beneath these streets once fed families
With everything that soil and sunlight makes
This place once gave us everything we needed
But now it only takes

Farmer Jim sits a drinkin’ on the corner
Below his room up on the 18th floor
The kids grew up and moved in all directions
Ain’t no Sunday suppers anymore

While passin’ through I asked him for directions
Lookin’ for the nearest grocery store
He said I’d have to take the bus to get there
Then he took a swig and said a little more

He said "the ground beneath these streets…"

I hear the edge of town is gettin' wider
We’re tradin' corn and lettuce in for lawns
Pavin' over cabbage with prefabricated homes
The countryside is goin’ goin’ gone

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from Roadblock, released May 12, 2006

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