This Town is Changing

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lyrics:

every time I come back home
I see that things are changing
from my family to old school friends
I haven't seen since graduation

please excuse the old cliche
seems like only yesterday I was there
riding my bike around the square

I may come back only once a year
but I feel I never left
it's where my childhood is kept
I've got some things in a box upstairs
but it's all over town
all I've got to do is look around

but Lincolnway feels a mile too short
where the school was stands a food court
and all my old friends have long since moved away
This town is changing but let my memories stay

graffiti bridge has got a new coat of names
kids I never knew
but scratch away ten years or more
and you might find my name, too

oh, how years accumulate
just like coats of old spray paint they're still there
memories layer after layer

I may not feel that sticky sweat from the old summer sun
but I remember we had fun
I may not drive just for something to do
on a Sunday afternoon
just going to Ames or to Boone

but Lincolnway feels a mile too short
where the school was stands a food court
and all my old friends have long since moved away
This town is changing but let my memories stay

there will come a day when my childhood home
is someone elses
will I stop or drive on by
I can almost hear their voices

and oh is that what I will say?
or maybe seems like yesterday I was there
dad was joking bout his lack of hair

I can't see the stars at night as clearly as I did
when I was just a kid
I may never hear silences any sweeter than those
and deeper than I'll ever know

this town is changing but let my memories stay

credits

from Singles, track released March 27, 2015
Dan Nosheny - tuba
Hande Erdem - violin(s)
Art Elliot - keyboards, vocals
Matt Camgros - drums, vodka

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Art Elliot Oakland, California

Art Elliot sings of apocalyptic futures, lost loves, bleak ice ages and depression-era folk art, among other topics.

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