Wendell Hall
Small Town Blues (Rock Version)
 
Lyrics
Small Town Blues
Harry Wendell Hall

He's young and free and his specialty is having himself a good time.
And among the locals in his small town world he's a legend in his own mind.
He'll try to make his forty, forget the overtime.
At a poker game at 4am he's broke, one more time.

(Chorus)
He's got the small town blues, nothing for him to lose.
He'll spend the days of his better years living fast and living loose.
He'll spend all his money on his old truck and his friends.
Small town blues, nothing for him to do.

(Bridge)
When he sees those city limit signs; he wants to get out one last time.
When he sees those city limit signs; he gets tireder of the grind.
When he sees those city limit signs; he gets leaving on his mind.
When he sees those city limit signs; he wants to pull out one last time.

He dreams of moving to a bigger place where he can lose himself in the crowd.
But the woman he loves won't make the change, the city she said is too loud.
He'll lay awake tonight and try to dream past the county line.
But at 5 am, he's up again, and off to work, one more time.

(repeat chorus)
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Harry Wendell Hall
Music Credits: Harry Wendell Hall
Producer Credits: Harry Wendell Hall
Publisher Credits: Two Keys Music
Performance Credits: Wendell Hall
Label Credits: Two Keys Music
Description
Short Song Description:
Young man in small town is bored and dreams of leaving for bigger and better.
Long Song Description:
The protagonist spends time with his friends and is popular (big fish; small pond), has a woman in his life,and a job.

But he remains bored and wishes to move on to a new life in the city. He continues to dream past the county line but never gets there.
Story Behind the Song:
My hometown is Royston GA but I moved to the Los Angeles area years ago. My brother and my son were actually both inspirations although they love being there.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:42
Primary Genre: Rock-General
Secondary Genre: Country-Rock
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Frustration
Subject Matter 2: Freedom
Mood 1: Pleasant
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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