Brownsville General Store
Copyright 2003 Laramie Crocker
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    Brownsville wakes you up
    with warm yellow sunshine
    Fresh cut fields of grass
    lilacs and daylilies
    and I know I've been to Heaven

    [chorus:]
      There's a moon over Brownsville tonight
      Fall's golden red
      Winter turns to white
      I'll be hiding from my demons
      down Route 44
      I got a P.O. box, a town hall
      a graveyard and a church
      you can find me here
      at the Brownsville General store

    Now I've been to Heaven
    I've been to Hell
    Hell is a hospital
    I know it well
    I've walked its endless corridors
    shuffled down linoleum floors
    sought exit from its
    windowless walls
    and green steel firedoors
    Hell is a hospital
    Hell is a hospital

    [chorus]

    Brownsville wakes you up
    with white blankets of snow
    silent snowfall
    warm by the woodstove
    and I know I've been to Heaven
    But I've been to Hell
    Hell is a corporate office
    I know it well
    useless meetings and brainless phone calls
    I've stared at it's plastic walls
    Hell is a cubicle
    plastic people and plastic walls
    drive plastic cars to plastic malls
    Hell is a strip mall
    Hell is Wal-Mart
    Hell is Wal-Mart

    [chorus]

    Now I've been to Heaven
    I've been to Hell
    Hell has a leader
    He says "God is on our side"
    Hell is a bombed out city
    Wave your flag with pride
    Hell is a hospital
    Hell is a hospital
    Hell is a hospital
    where my baby died

    [chorus]

    Gotta get back to Heaven
    Gotta get back to Brownsville
    Get off at Exit 8
    Just a couple of miles more
    Come round the mountain
    On Route 44
    Roll down the window
    Roll down the window
    Roll down the window
    and breathe
    breathe
    breathe the air
    roll into Brownsville
    and the Brownsville General Store

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