Shantytowner

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lyrics

It’s a long long way from my house
To find me a new home
But in the heat and the sun and the cold and the rain
It’s been a year and I’m back again
Some people know me
Most people don’t
But if you’ve got a smile and it’s been a long while
Then you’ll be welcome here

We all love the music
The acoustic guitar strum
But the sun’s so bright today
Better get under the tent
Better get out of the way
And love becomes music
It’s in the air
In the quiet steady conversation everywhere

I’m a shantytowner
No longer a loner
I’m a shantytowner
No longer a loner

We’ve all got grown-up jobs now
Some with and without heart
Some people got their own kids
Hell, I wouldn’t know where to start
Then I see you walking in
I think I’ve seen you somewhere before
Well sit right down
There’s no one around
Let’s talk though we’ve never talked before
And we’re getting hungry
Let’s go into town
You know the everyday things
Are so much more fun with someone cool around

CHORUS

Well I drove away for some quiet days
In the July haze
Some quiet days

It’s been a long long way from my house
To find me a new home
But in the heat and the sun and the cold and the rain
In a year I’ll be back again
‘Cause you are my family
If just for a few days
Then it’s back in the car
And right back home for the everyday ways

CHORUS

Well I drove away for some quiet days
In the July haze
Some quiet days
Well, I’m playing my guitar
Out underneath the stars
In the July haze
Some quiet days

credits

from Big Small Town, released December 5, 2004
Wally: bass
Bill: vocals, guitar, harmonica, tambourine
Benjy: drums
Trung: vocals
Sarah Fielding: fiddle

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Bill Michalski Saint Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO musician Bill Michalski combines an acoustic singer-songwriter style with the energy and color of new wave pop. Michalski's lyrics feature a sometimes nostalgic, often wry view on WHAT WE DO AROUND HERE in day-to-day life. Michalski has been recording and performing music since his high school days in 1993. WHAT WE DO AROUND HERE is his first release since 2011. ... more

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