Small Town

 

The first time I went to the bar, I was afraid There were animal heads stuck to the walls
And the bathroom signs were made of deer antlers
And mill-workers drink beer on Friday nights
And sometimes the local principal
Does his Elvis gig for kicks

ItŐs called the Hot-L cuz the ŇeÓ burned out of ŇhotelÓ
And I wanted to re-name it the Hot Lesbian
But I didnŐt think it would go over
Real well.

Chorus:
Hey, this is where I live
And itŐs one of those places
You donŐt want to blink or else youŐll miss it
And thereŐs six hundred people living in the town near by
And itŐs called Midway, BC
Cuz itŐs midway between here and nowhere

My dogs drag home road-kill from the highway
And pile it on the front lawn
Leaving big, old bloodmarks in the snow

And I bought me a cowboy hat
At the Rock Creek Fall Fair, just so I would fit in
But it didnŐt really help at all

And in an effort of self-preservation
I took to shaving my legs
Cuz I didnŐt want to get confused with an animal
And end up in my neighbourŐs deep freeze
Freezing

Chorus
Hey, this is where I live
And itŐs one of those places
You donŐt want to blink or else youŐll miss it
And thereŐs six hundred people living in the town near by
And itŐs called Midway, BC
Cuz itŐs midway between here and nowhere

So I play slow-pitch with the beer league on the weekends
And I eat chicken meat at the bar on Wednesday wing nights
And I used to like women but the women here frighten me
And theyŐd probably hurt me
If I tried anything

So I found me a man with a little earring
Who cries a lot
And I thought he was swell so he shacked up with me
In my love shack

Chorus:
Hey, this is where I live
And itŐs one of those places
You donŐt want to blink or else youŐll miss it
And thereŐs six hundred people living in the town near by
And itŐs called Midway, BC
Cuz itŐs midway between here and nowhere

Chorus:
Hey, this is where I live
And itŐs one of those places
You donŐt want to blink or else youŐll miss it
And you know itŐs really hard being who I am in this small town
So come springtime, me and my baby, weŐre outta here