Buy This Town

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(Lori McKenna)

If I could buy this town -
I’d keep it small and rough
Full of 3rd shift dreamers -
And high school love

I’d keep the Church of Christ -
And the bowling alley open
Where the bud light signs -
Crackle while they’re glowing
If I could buy this town

If I could buy one night -
I wouldn’t buy the one you’d think
I’d buy the one when my eyes teared up by the light above the kitchen sink

And you held me tight -
and you begged me not to cry
If I could buy the sweetness of one kiss -
that’s the one I’d buy
If I could buy one night

All the money in the world
couldn’t buy a drop of real love could it?
And it really shouldn’t - should it
If I could buy the stars - I’d polish them so bright

If I could buy your pain -
first I’d buy the great big sea
I’d put that pain inside a box -
and bury it so deep

If I could I’d buy you back -
the years you worked yourself to death
I would buy and waste your suffering -
until there wasn’t any left
If I could buy your pain

All the money in the world
couldn’t buy a drop of real love could it?
And it really shouldn’t - should it
But I’d gladly give you every piece of my whole heart

If I could buy this town -
I keep the Friday night bleachers
Full of kids falling in love -
and unlikely believers

And the firefighters are there -
cuz their kid’s in the game
And we don’t win too often -
but that ain’t why we came
If I could buy this town

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from Lorraine, released January 25, 2011
Featured background vocals: Walt Wilkins
Produced by Barry Dean
Recorded & mixed by Ryan C Gore at Sound Emporium A & The Racket Nasheville
Drums: Will Denton
Bass: Jimmie Lee Sloas
Electric Guitar: Mike Durham
Acoustic Guitar: Lori McKenna & Pat McGrath
keys: Jeff Roach

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