07 December 2009

Town Without Pity



LeEtta and I are still enjoying our free 6 months of satellite radio and we've been hitting the 50s and 60s stations like red headed stepchild biznitches. One song that came on this morning was 'Town Without Pity' by Gene Pitney. Holy shit, this is one fantastic song. It makes me want to start another blog called The Songs That Should Not Be. This is just a miserable song (in a good way) tied to what sounds like a miserable movie. This is a great track to wallow in. How about that? Songs To Wallow In. Hmm, no. I'll just stop now.

When you're young and so in love as we
And bewildered by the world we see
Why do people hurt us so
Only those in love would know
What a town without pity can do

If we stop to gaze upon a star
People talk about how bad we are
Ours is not an easy age
We're like tigers in a cage
What a town without pity can do

The young have problems, many problems
We need an understanding heart
Why don't they help us, try and help us
Before this clay and granite planet falls apart

Take these eager lips and hold me fast
I'm afraid this kind of joy can't last
How can we keep love alive
How can anything survive
When these little minds tear you in two
What a town without pity can do

How can we keep love alive
How can anything survive
When these little minds tear you in two
What a town without pity can do

No, it isn't very pretty what a town without pity


--Richard

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