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I've been in this town so long that back in the city
I've been taken for lost and gone
And unknown for a long long time

Fell in love years ago
With an innocent girl
From the Spanish and Indian home
Home of the heroes and villains

Once at night Catillian squared the fight
And she was right in the rain of the bullets that eventually brought her down
But she's still dancing in the night
Unafraid of what a dude'll do in a town full of heroes and villains

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Stand or fall I know there
Shall be peace in the valley
And it's all an affair
Of my life with the heroes and villains

My children were raised
You know they suddenly rise
They started slow long ago
Head to toe healthy weathy and wise

I've been in this town so long
So long to the city
I'm fit with the stuff
To ride in the rough
And sunny down snuff I'm alright
By the heroes and

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done

Heroes and villains
Just see what you've done



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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Each time, as i listen, it's lyric reminds me of a re-telling of the 'west side story' fable. Maybe it's about two different times in a lifetime. You know "i've been in this town so long... " is a place where he resides. Maybe, when he sings of "back in the city" he's describing the place of his wild past, where he loved a latina dancer. Maybe it's a place he only visits in his memory.

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