Life in a Northern Town Lyrics

Rick Springfield


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Gilbert Alexander Gabriel, Nick Laird-Clowes
album: No. 3 track in album The Day After Yesterday
release date: 2005-7-12
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length: 4:51

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A Salvation Army band played
And the children drank lemonade
And the morning lasted all day, all day

And through an open window came
Like Sinatra in a younger day
Pushing the town away, away

Heyya ma ma ma, hey-dee-da-naya
Heyya ma ma ma, heyya
Life in a northern town
Hey ma ma ma ma

He sat on the stony ground
And he took a cigarette out
And everyone else came down to listen

It was the winter 1963
I thought that the world would freeze
With John F. Kennedy and The Beatles"
Yeah yeah yeah

Heyya ma ma ma, hey-dee-da-naya
Heyya ma ma ma, heyya
Life in a northern town
Hey ma ma ma ma

Heyya ma ma ma, hey-dee-da-naya
Heyya ma ma ma, heyya
They shut the factory down
Hey ma ma ma ma

The evening had turned to rain
Watched the water roll down the drain
As they followed him down to the station

He never would wave goodbye
You could see it written in his eyes
As the train pulled out of sight, bye bye

Heyya ma ma ma, hey-dee-da-naya
Heyya ma ma ma, heyya
Life in a northern town
Hey ma ma ma ma, take it easy on yourself

Heyya ma ma ma, hey-dee-da-naya
Heyya ma ma ma, heyya
Life in a northern town
Hey ma ma ma ma

Heyya ma ma ma, hey-dee-da-naya
Heyya ma ma ma, heyya
Life in a northern town
Hey ma ma ma ma

Heyya ma ma ma, hey-dee-da-naya
Heyya ma ma ma, heyya
Life in a northern town
Hey ma ma ma ma

Track Listing

  • 1 I'm Not in Love
  • 2 Under the Milky Way
  • 3 Life in a Northern Town
  • 4 Broken Wings (feat. Richard Page)
  • 5 Human
  • 6 Holding Onto Yesterday
  • 7 Baker Street
  • 8 Waiting for a Girl Like You
  • 9 Let's Go Out Tonight
  • 10 For No One
  • 11 Miss You Nights
  • 12 Blue Rose
  • 13 Cry
  • 14 Imagine