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RIVERTOWN

 

I'M LIVIN' IN A RIVERTOWN

WHERE IT NEVER LOOKS THE SAME

AS THE YEAR BEFORE

AND THE MARKET BRIDGE STRETCHES 

TO THE WESTERN SHORE

WHERE THE FOLKS ARE LOOKING UP

AND SETTLED DOWN

DOWN BY THE RIVER,   IN THE RIVERTOWN

 

WHEN THE MAYFLIES COME IT SNOWS

SOGGY TROUT BAIT IN MY TROEGS

IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE SENATORS COME HOME

 

MUSICIANS, CLOWNS AND CHILDREN PLAY

ALONG THE SHORE ON KIPONA DAY

IN THE SHADOW OF THE CAPITOL DOME

 

(REPEAT CHORUS)

 

AND MY RIVER, WHEN IT'S LOW

I WATCH AS ISLANDS GROW

BUT THEY NEVER SEEM TO STAY

 

AND MY RIVER, WHEN IT'S HIGH

I CAN HEAR THE LEVEES CRY

AS ANOTHER INCH OF TOWN IS WASHED AWAY

 

I CAN WALK ALONE, SILENT

ON THE SHORES OF CITY ISLAND

AND THINK ABOUT THE YEAR THAT WAS

 

AND YOU CAN TAKE YOUR BIGGER CITIES

AND YOUR FRANK SINATRA DITTIES

YOU'LL FIND ME BACK IN HARRISBURG BECAUSE&ldots;

 

I'M LIVIN' IN A RIVERTOWN

WHERE IT NEVER LOOKS THE SAME

AS THE YEAR BEFORE

AND THE MARKET BRIDGE STRETCHES 

TO THE WESTERN SHORE

WHERE THE FOLKS ARE LOOKING UP

AND SETTLED DOWN

DOWN BY THE RIVER ( x2 ),   IN THE RIVERTOWN  ( x3 )

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