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Going to a Town

Rufus Wainwright
Language: English


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Album: Release the Stars (2007)

Rufus


Obviously, in retrospect, it seems obvious one would sing protest songs against the Bush government and the war in Iraq, and really put your neck out there and make a statement. But the truth of the matter is, nobody really was and the backlash against you if you did was so profound. This was the Dixie Chicks-era of getting booed off stage. When I wrote Going to a Town it was right in the storm of that period and I think it was an important song for that time attacking the American government directly for how they were acting."

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I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down
I'm going to a place that has already been disgraced
I'm gonna see some folks who have already been let down
I'm so tired of America

I'm gonna make it up for all of The Sunday Times
I'm gonna make it up for all of the nursery rhymes
They never really seem to want to tell the truth
I'm so tired of you, America

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I've got a life to lead, America
I've got a life to lead

Tell me, do you really think you go to hell for having loved?
Tell me, enough of thinking everything that you've done is good
I really need to know, after soaking the body of Jesus Christ in blood
I'm so tired of America

I really need to know
I may just never see you again, or might as well
You took advantage of a world that loved you well
I'm going to a town that has already been burnt down
I'm so tired of you, America

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I've got a life to lead, America
I've got a life to lead
I got a soul to feed
I got a dream to heed
And that's all I need

Making my own way home, ain't gonna be alone
I'm going to a town
That has already been burnt down

2015/4/11 - 20:56



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