This Used to Be My Town Lyrics - Gretchen Peters

Release information
Release Date: 2004-5-24
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 4:32
The altar boys are sneaking cigarettes
The friends and neighbors offering their regrets
The station wagon's in the pouring rain
And all that water goin' down the drain

A white lace dress for when I turn thirteen
And a bright red stain that wouldn't quite come clean
Walking by the football field, trying out my sex appeal
While all around the leaves are turning brown
This used to be my town

He waited by the swing set in the park
He tore at my new raincoat in the dark
And all that I could think about
Was getting through and getting out
And how the night could fall without a sound
This used to be my town

I'm flying through the clouds as white as snow
I'm looking at the people down below
The whole world holds its breath for me
The priest evokes eternity
And everywhere the rain is pourin' down
This used to be my town

Lyrics licensed by
CD 1
  • 1 Tomorrow Morning
  • 2 The Aviator's Song
  • 3 Blessing in Disguise
  • 4 Child of Mine
  • 5 A Cool Goodbye
  • 6 Imogene
  • 7 This Used to Be My Town
  • 8 If Heaven
  • 9 Germantown
  • 10 Drowning in You
  • 11 Museum