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Allentown

In the style of

Billy Joel

Lyrics

well we're living here
in allentown
and they're
closing all
the factories down

out in bethlehem
they're killing time
filling out forms
standing in line

well our fathers
fought the
second world war
spent their weekends
on the jersey shore

met our mothers
in the uso
asked them to dance
dance with them slow
and we're living here
in allentown

but the restlessness
was handed down
and it's getting
very hard to stay
hey hey hey
oh oh oh

well we're
waiting here
in allentown
for the pennsylvania
we never found

for the promises
our futures gave
if we worked hard
if we behaved

so the graduations
hang on the wall
but they never
really helped us
at all

no they never told us
what was real
iron and coke
chromium steel
and we're waiting here
in allentown

but they've taken
all the coal
from the ground
and the union people
crawled away
hey hey hey

every child had
a pretty good shot
to get at least as far
as their old man got

but something
happened on the way
to that place
they threw
an american flag
in our face
oh oh oh

well i'm living here
in allentown
and it's hard to keep
a good man down
but i won't be
getting up today
hey hey

hey hey hey
oh oh oh
and it's getting
very hard to stay
and we're living here
in allentown

Details

  • Duration : 3:45
  • Key : G
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1982
  • Language : English

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