Small Town Laundry

I am doing an online songwriting course with FutureLearn. It’s a free learning program that you can upgrade to a credit program. My course is provided by Sheffield University.

As part of my learning, I put together a practice song using GarageBand. If you are interested you can find it on my website at this link Small Town Laundry 

The lyrics are:

Friday night lights, soiled delight, the spread was 13 to 1

We replaced her name with a word that took the blame and declared the deed as done.

Battered and splattered, as if that mattered, the cycle will repeat when she’s late

Sermon and prayer, yet nobody there, ain’t none of us gonna step up to the plate?

 

Small town laundry the stain grows and grows

Small town laundry a list everybody knows

 

What you gonna do when they come to call out you

What you gonna do when it’s time to be true

What you gonna do when they come to call out you

What you gonna do!

 

We all knew his kind, how they’re inclined, he’s just one more of that brood

He got his label as soon as he was able, when you’re hungry reform school has food

He’s the wrong parent’s child, so we let him run wild, he’s one who won’t rise above

Sermon and prayer, yet nobody there, what you saying about brotherly love?

 

Small town laundry the stain grows and grows

Small town laundry a list everybody knows

 

What you gonna do when they come to call out you

What you gonna do when it’s time to be true

What you gonna do when they come to call out you

What you gonna do!

 

They aren’t like us, so a beatings a must, despite what it says in the law

Bad cop batons, good cop looks on, somehow there’ll be a crime that they saw

Backed in a corner, citizen or foreigner, we’ll goad you into playing our game

Sermon and prayer, yet nobody there, aren’t we so proud to be the same?

 

Small town laundry the stain grows and grows

Small town laundry a list everybody knows

 

What you gonna do when they come to call out you

What you gonna do when it’s time to be true

What you gonna do when they come to call out you

What you gonna do!

 

What you gonna do, etc