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Last Picturehouse Lyrics

from The Pink and the Lily

"Last Picturehouse" is track #10 on the album The Pink and the Lily.
"Last Picturehouse" is track #10 on the album The Pink and the Lily.

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Born to entertain us back in 1925
So beautiful and strong enough to bring their dreams alive
Always thought it would last forever
And be the greatest thing they'd ever seen
With a heart like Judy Garland
And a the soul of Jimmy Dean

And while the world was growing
He was so gone with the wind
That the future they were building
Didn't have a room for him
And now the buildings scrape the skyline
And the stars no longer shine
Cause nothing lasts forever in the changing times

Oh so long and fare thee well
A thousand stories he could tell
Brick by brick they pulled him down
The last picture house in town

The crowds grew smaller though the years
While the candy girls left town
The projector slowly gathered dust
While the house came tumbling down

And at the final curtain calling
He knew a golden age had passed
Cause the lights had finally fallen
And the dreams they didn't last
Cause now the buildings scrape the skyline
And the stars no longer shine
Cause nothing lasts forever in the changing times

Oh so long and fare thee well
A thousand stories he could tell
Brick by brick they pulled him down
The last picture house in town

Gene Kelly went singing for the last time in the rain
And one more kiss with Betty Davies before the final frame
And as the lights inside the ticket box go fading away
It was the last movie the picture house would play

Oh so long and fare thee well
A thousand stories he could tell
But brick by brick they pulled him down
The last picture house in town.

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