This Old Town Song Lyrics

Nanci Griffith

Nanci Griffith Other Voices - Other Rooms cover art
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This old town should've burned down in 1929
That's when we stood in line
Waiting for our soup
Swallowing our pride

This old town should've burn down in 1931
When the rain refused to come
Air filled up our bellies, dust filled up our lungs
And we thought our time had come

This old town was built by hand
In the dust bowl of the motherland
There must be rock beneath this sand
Oh' I'll be damned, this town still stands

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Across the Great Divide
  • 2 Woman of the Phoenix
  • 3 Tecumseh Valley
  • 4 Three Flights Up
  • 5 Boots of Spanish Leather
  • 6 Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
  • 7 From Clare to Here
  • 8 Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
  • 9 Do Re Mi
  • 10 This Old Town
  • 11 Comin' Down in the Rain
  • 12 Ten Degrees and Getting Colder
  • 13 Morning Song for Sally
  • 14 Night Rider's Lament
  • 15 Are You Tired of Me Darling
  • 16 Turn Around
  • 17 Wimoweh


  • credits


    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Janis Ian, Jon Vezner
    album: Track 10 in album Other Voices - Other Rooms
    release date: 1993-3-2
    popularity : 106 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:01

    Album Information

    label: Elektra Entertainment
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596146425
    script: Latin