I hear something in the sounds that surround me
That only seems to remind me
That I'm lost and longing for a different place and time
I wanna be walking down the avenue
Tall buildings staring down on me and you
But all I have is pictures running through my mind
People rushing madly all around
Gotta grab the next thing back to our town
Before the whole thing crumbles to the ground
Do you remember the promise I gave you?
The one I swore I would hold to
Well you're there,
I'm here and everything I said was wrong
So we're not out with the crowd nights
Not walking under the bright lights
All I can do is dream about it all night long.
Chorus: (as above)
It's the place where we keep our hopes and dreams
The place where I lost my heart it seems
All people looking for danger and romance
Drop by there while you still have the chance
'cause it's all gonna tumble down
It's gonna shake apart and crumble to the ground.
Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/marshall_crenshaw/our_town.html