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Damn This Town

They killed my brother in a poker game
Damn this town, I'm leaving
Daddy stayed drunk and he died insane
Damn this town, I'm leaving

Momma had to work, barely raised the kids
Damn this town, I'm leaving
I ain’t gonna tell you what her youngest boy did
Damn this town, I'm leaving

Damn this town, I mean it this time
Damn this town, I made up my mind
Damn this town, Damn this town

I got a sister who's a thief and she's filled with hate
Now she's got a job working for the State
Another brother just got out of the Florida Pen
Wears a bracelet on his ankle so they know where he's been

Chorus

A couple of sisters made it out all right
A brother's in the army fighting for his life
There must be some kind of reckoning
A righteous judgment for all these things

That's all I'm gonna say about my family
Damn this town, I'm leaving
But maybe you'd like to know a little about me
Damn this town, I'm leaving
I'm 58 years old, still live at home like a kid
Damn this town, I'm leaving
Now I can't help my momma tell you what her youngest boy did
Damn this town, I'm leaving