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Heathen Town lyrics

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They used to call it Sin City
Now it's gone way past that.
Painting the town
And then burning it down
Now even that's old hat.
Now there's a choir of angels
At the fall of Rome
Singing "Ave Maria"
Or "Home Sweet Home"

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It's just a heathen town
I hear only evil
As my tongue is tightened.
I used to be god-fearing
Now I'm so frightened
'cause the devil will drag you under
By the sharp tailfin
Of your checkered cab
And I can't sit down,
I'm going overboard
In this heathen town.

It starts as a flirtation
And ends up as an expensive habit.
With one eye on her place
In debtor's prison
And the other on a girl
Dressed as a rabbit.
Now you can live forever
Endure fits and starts
The only stake you cannot raise
Is the one driven through your heart.

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