This Town Lyrics

by Elton John

It's closin' time, the boys are all together at the bar
Staring in their glasses
Looks like another layoff at the yard

Yesterday I heard the Union Hall come down
They hit it with a racket ball
And they tried but nothin' changes in this town

Cap in hand, stood in line
Your family ties are the chains that bind
The endless wheel goes round and round
Chances are you'll never leave this town
Oh oh no

Like river now the empty streets are flooded out with rain
It's fallin' on the playground
And while the kids get wet they're playing the same old games

Locked away so many things remind them of war
They tap the pavement with their canes
The good old days ain't so good no more

Cap in hand, stood in line
Family ties are the chains that bind
The endless wheel goes round and round
Chances are you'll never leave this town
Oh oh no

Looks like another day
A fact they love
They tried but nothin' changes in this town

Cap in hand, stood in line
Family ties are the chains that bind
The endless wheel goes round and round
Chances are you'll never leave this town
Oh oh no

Cap in hand, stood in line
The family ties are the chains that bind
The endless wheel goes round and round
Chances are you'll never leave this town
(No)

Cap in hand, stood in line
Family ties are the chains that bind
Endless wheel goes round and round
Chances are you'll never leave this town
(No)

Endless wheel goes round and round
And chances are you'll never leave this town
Cap in hand, stood in line
All your family ties are the chains that bind
Cap in hand, stood in line
Oh don't bury down the chains that bind
Cap in hand, stood in line
All the pretty baby, pretty baby, pretty baby
They got chains that bind
Ooh, cap in hand, stood in line
Ch-ch-chains that bind