The new bard of Pennsylvania’s Rust Belt is Eric Church; this is our anthem

He comes back to his hometown for a funeral.

His hometown is devastated by decay, crumbling buildings, and burned out cars.

He sings “Thinkin’ about you sittin’ there sayin’ I hate this, I hate it
“If you couldn’t stand livin’ here why’d you take it, take it.”

There is pathos in Eric Church‘s voice because he could not take it. He left his hometown; now the hometown is gone.

Here in Rust Belt , Pennsylvania the small towns are dying.

I do not want small towns to die.

Lyrics to: GIVE ME BACK MY HOME TOWN

Damn, I used to love this view
Sit here and drink a few
Main street and the high school lit up on Friday night
Down there it’s another touchdown
Man, this year’s team is stout
I can hear them goin’ crazy
And up here so am I
Thinkin’ about you sittin’ there sayin’ I hate this, I hate it
If you couldn’t stand livin’ here why’d you take it, take it

Give me back my hometown
‘Cause this is my hometown

All the colors of my youth
The red, the green, the hope, the truth
Are beatin’ me black and blue ’cause you’re in every scene
My friends try to cheer me up get together at the Pizza Hut
I didn’t have the heart to tell them that was our place
These sleepy streetlights on every sidewalk side street
Shed a light on everything that used to be

Give me back my hometown
‘Cause this is my hometown

Yeah, yeah, oh, yeah, yeah
Ah ooh, yeah, yeah
You can have my grandma’s locket
The knife out of my grandpa’s pocket
Yeah my state champion jacket I don’t care you can have it
Every made memory every picture, every broken dream
Yeah everything, everything, everything

Give me back my hometown
‘Cause this is my hometown

Yeah, yeah, oh, yeah, yeah
Ah ooh, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, oh, yeah, yeah
Ah ooh, yeah, yeah
Ah ooh
Ah ooh
Ah ooh
Ah ooh
Ah ooh

Songwriters
LAIRD, LUKE ROBERT / CHURCH, ERIC

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Read more: Eric Church – Give Me Back My Hometown Lyrics | MetroLyrics

One thought on “The new bard of Pennsylvania’s Rust Belt is Eric Church; this is our anthem”

  1. I am not sure I understand the poet when he says: Yeah, yeah, oh, yeah, yeah, ah ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, yeah, yeah, ah ooh, yeah, yeah, ah ooh, ah ooh, ah ooh, ah ooh, ah ooh.

    Does he mean that this is his home town? We should be told.

    Ah ooh.

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