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mp3 of the day: The Lights of Town

This is a song about the idea that you definitely need to differentiate yourself from the tribe, but it's not good to stay away forever.
I did actually see the wild horse.

The Lights of Town

The birds fly out over the heads in that way, at the end of the day
You can set your bearings by what they do
You used to be able to even tell them apart, a mysterious art,
But driving too long in the outskirts has ruined you

The lights of town they call you and they haunt you
You know what they hold there for you, don't you?

I saw a wild horse from the train there one night
He ran at full flight, all of the hairs on my arms stood upright
I used to be ready to run for dear life
I used to be known as the one who would always be up all night

The lights of town they call you and they haunt you
You know what they hold there for you. They're always trying to come
back to gnaw you, oh ho ho, and you can see it all at one glance, you will o,
only get one more chance

You do what you know, do what you know, and try to get by
But ultimately, ultimately it is a lie
A lie that you tell to make it seem well, and avoid life
You know that's not right

The birds fly out over the heads in that way, at the end of the day
They dance and they dance and they dance away
You used to live life on the edge of this town
But living too long apart from the crowd has now brought you down

Daniel Morphett

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