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I live in the same quiet town where I have always lived
It's not the prettiest place but it's been good to me and my kin
It's the kind of place that a lot of folks leave behind
They move away to a quicker pace and the promise of a better life
They move away but round Christmas time they all come flocking back again
Most of them have family here, some even have a few friends
And I'd been planning to go out tonite downtown for one quiet beer
But this town's full of people who come home once a year
They'll be filling up and shouting in all your favourite bars
They'll be raving about that big city life and yet referring to this town as "ours"
I've been feeling pretty lonely, I tell ya I've been feeling pretty queer
Since this town's full of people who come home once a year
Now the holidays are a great time to catch up with old friends
But I'm just not much for small talk anymore or rowdy drunkness
And I feel like a stranger in the city that I hold most dear
When this town's full of people who come home once a year
When this towns full of people who come home but once a year
I love many of em but that's not the point that I'm making here
It feels like an invasion when they all suddenly appear
Late in December to say you'd be better off if you moved away from here
Think I'll just stay home with a whiskey and a book in a comfy chair
For this town's full of people who come home once a year
Ya this town's full of people who come home but once a year
released December 16, 2016
Recorded September 2016 at Soul Sound Studios in Regina by Orion Paradis.
Mixed by David Carswell.
Words and music by Marshall Burns.
Marshall Burns - Acoustic guitar and lead vocals
Jeffrey Romanyk - Drums, sleigh bells and backing vocals
Joel Passmore - Bass and backing vocals
Chris Sleightholm - Electric guitar
Ian Cameron - Pedal steel guitar