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Artist/Band: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Lyrics for Song: I Am A Town
Lyrics for Album: Triple Feature [2010]

I'm a town in Carolina, I'm a detour on a ride

For a phone call and a soda, I'm a blur from the driver's side

I'm the last gas for an hour if you're going twenty-five

I am Texaco and tobacco, I am dust you leave behind

I am peaches in September, and corn from a roadside stall

I'm the language of the natives, I'm a cadence and a drawl

I'm the pines behind the graveyard, and the cool beneath their shade, where the boys have left their beer cans

I am weeds between the graves.

My porches sag and lean with old black men and children

Their sleep is filled with dreams, I never can fulfill them

I am a town.

I am a church beside the highway where the ditches never drain

I'm a Baptist like my daddy, and Jesus knows my name

I am memory and stillness, I am lonely in old age; I am not your destination

I am clinging to my ways

I am a town.

I'm a town in Carolina, I am billboards in the fields

I'm an old truck up on cinder blocks, missing all my wheels

I am Pabst Blue Ribbon, American, and "Southern Serves the South"

I am tucked behind the Jaycees sign, on the rural route

I am a town

I am a town

I am a town


Album Lyrics: Triple Feature [2010]

Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Triple Feature [2010]"

1. A Keeper For Every Flame
2. Can't Take Love For Granted
3. Come On Come On
4. Down at the Twist and Shout
5. Going Out Tonight
6. Halley Came to Jackson
7. He Thinks He'll Keep Her
8. House Of Cards
9. I Am A Town
10. I Feel Lucky
11. I Take My Chances
12. John Doe No. 24
13. Jubilee
14. Middle Ground
15. Not Too Much To Ask
16. Only A Dream
17. Outside Looking In
18. Passionate Kisses
19. Rhythm Of The Blues
20. Right Now
21. Shut Up And Kiss Me
22. Stones In The Road
23. Tender When I Want to Be
24. The Bug
25. The End Of My Pirate Days
26. The Hard Way
27. The Last Word
28. The Moon And St. Christopher
29. The More Things Change
30. This Is Love
31. Walking Through Fire
32. What You Didn't Say
33. When She's Gone
34. Where Time Stands Still
35. Why Walk When You Can Fly
36. You Win Again