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Burnt Out Town Lyrics

feat. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

from Hypnotic Eye

"Burnt Out Town" is track #10 on the album Hypnotic Eye.
"Burnt Out Town" is track #10 on the album Hypnotic Eye.

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I was walking down the street the other day
A woman stopped me
She said :why are you looking so down in the mouth?
And I told her

This is a burnt out town
It's full of dirty looks
There's ashes on mainstreet
And the mayor is cooking the books

Why even my best friends
are turnin' into crooks

Yeah this is the burnt out town
New Emperor - same clothes
They dancing on the glass ceilings
While the money flows

Yeah, and here I am
Stealin' gas with a garden hose

This is the burnt out town
The city fathers have come to blows
It's out of their realm of reality
the truth's indecent when exposed

Yeah,it's the burnt out town
It's going down but no one knows
Yeah, it's the burnt out town
Ain't dead but getting close

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