Nobody Gets Off In This Town

My hometown of Stinnett, Texas never was much but when I was back there for my 50th High School Reunion, it seems that it has gone down even more. I came across the Garth Brooks song which pretty much says it all. It's called,

Nobody Gets Off In This Town

Nobody gets off in this town,
The trains don't even slow down.
My high school sweatheart's married and gone,
They met on a bus to San Antone.
The Greyhound stops, somebody gets on.
Nobody gets off in this town.

Nobody gets off in this town,
Old folks 'round here wear a frown.
Now let me see if I can set the scene,
It's a one-dog town and he's old and mean.
There's one stoplight but it's always green,
Nobody gets off in this town.

Nobody gets off in this town,
The high school colors are brown.
You can't drag main 'cause it kicks up dust,
Their cars and dreams are all starting to rust.
The high school dances are always a bust,
Nobody gets off in this town.

Nobody gets off in this town,
They ought to just tear it down.
Cause in the winter you freeze and summer you fry,
Utility bill's the only thing that gets high,
I'd go for a drink but this county is dry,
Nobody gets off in this town.


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