The Only Good Thing

They say the only good thing in this town
Is the highway heading on out
No-one can wait till they turn 18
Save up their money then they finally leave
Flying down the road in a freedom machine
Is everybody’s dream in this town

They say the only thing wrong with this town
Is they didn’t just tear it all down
500 miles from anywhere
Down off the mountains and you’re suddenly there
Stone dead streets and the stifling air
Is everybody’s fare in this town

Folks with any sense just keep on driving
They know better than to stick around
Me I’ve always had a special feeling about this town
Something good is bound to happen now
Cause I’ve put a lot of faith into this town

They say the only good kid in this town
Hopped a Greyhound heading on out
Like a dirty secret you keep out of sight
It rolls in late like a thief in the night
The brake lights shine and you climb on inside
It looks like they were right about this town

Folks with any sense just keep on driving
They know better than to stick around
Me I’ve always had a special feeling about this town
Something good is bound to happen now
Cause I’ve put a lot of faith into this town

They say the only good thing in this town
Is the highway heading on out
No-one can wait till they turn 18
Save up their money then they finally leave