hardluck town

i live in a hardluck town
one that shatters dreams
people come here from their home towns
where they were kings
seeking to find their place in life
seeking fortune and fame
they get here and they find out
that it’s all a game

in this hardluck town
in this hardluck town

working long hours every day
every night hitting the bars
when they got here they didn’t know
it was going to be this hard
what is it that drives someone
to come here to leave their mark
just to be judged by someone else
who don’t know nothing ‘bout art

in this hardluck town
in this hardluck town

i once thought this was the promise land
was welcomed here with open arms
i was taken in unaware
and seduced by their charms
little by little bit by bit
i was asked to change
soon i was a bankrupt man
and they’re unashamed

in this hardluck town
in this hardluck town
in this hardluck town

words and music by jake kelly
© 2005 jake kelly
all rights reserved: so we're cool

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