Stan Ridgway — Lonely Town lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "Lonely Town" by Stan Ridgway.

Lyrics

They all say that it’s a lonely town
They all say that it’s a lonely town
Wide open spaces--empty rooms
If the weather holds out, you can get there by noon
Shadows crawl on the highway line
Don’t rush, you’ve got time
Pull into a donut shop
And get a cup of mud
Ask for directions from a plumber outside
He says «don't go there, bud»
'Cause they all say
That it’s a lonely town
And they all say
That it’s a drag
And they all know
Those people in a lonely town
All those people are
Lonely and mad
Now I’ve got my foot on the gas
As I’m crossin the midwest county line
And I think about those mosquitos on my windshield
How they don’t give a damn about Christmas-time
And as the passing trucks all flash their lights
Just as I top the hill
I’ll remember two green eyes and some flowers
Dyin' on a windowsill
They all say
That it’s a lonely town
And they all say
That it’s a drag
They all know
Those people in a lonely town
And all those people
Are lonely and mad
They’re just lonely and mad
Out here in a lonely town