Who Sang Barrytown? Steely Dan

Steely Dan Pretzel Logic cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker
release date: 1974-3-2
genres: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Jazz-Rock/Post Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:23
producer: Gary Katz
vocal: Donald Fagen
engineer: Roger Nichols
bass: Walter Becker
guitar: Denny Dias, Walter Becker and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
keyboard: Donald Fagen
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
pedal steel guitar: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
writer: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
I'm not one to look behind I know that times must change
But over there in Barrytown they do things very strange
And though you're not my enemy
I like things like they used to be
And though you'd like some company
I'm standing by myself
Go play with someone else
I can see by what you carry that you come from Barrytown

Don't believe I'm taken in by stories I have heard
I just read the Daily News and swear by every word
And don't think that I'm out of line
For speaking out for what is mine
I'd like to see you do just fine
But look at what you wear
And the way you cut your hair

I can see by what you carry that you come from Barrytown

In the beginning we recall that the word was hurled
Barrytown people got to be from another world

Leave me or I'll be just like the others you will meet
They won't act as kindly if they see you on the street
And don't you scream or make a shout
It's nothing you can do about
It was there where you came out
It's a special lack of grace
I can see it in your face

I can see by what you carry that you come from Barrytown



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
  • 2 Night by Night
  • 3 Any Major Dude Will Tell You
  • 4 Barrytown
  • 5 East St. Louis Toodle‐Oo
  • 6 Parker’s Band
  • 7 Through With Buzz
  • 8 Pretzel Logic
  • 9 With a Gun
  • 10 Charlie Freak
  • 11 Monkey in Your Soul