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Erin Jordan: Music

Sleepy Town (lyrics)

(Erin Jordan and The Whiskey Romance)
September, 2008
Erin Jordan
The day that Johnny rolled in to town
It was the first day of winter or the last day of spring
He showed up with nothing but a suitcase
Filled with dollar bills and gin

He was a habitual liar, but she didn't seem to mind
Infact, she kind of secretly enjoyed that kind
Tall tales, false names, false papers to back the claims
But a charming devil a devil just the same

Step right up and be the firt to walk straight down
Better than just standing still in this sleepy town

Underground you can't hear a sound so close the cellar door
There's a shipment coming through
Be a the platform by two
I'll unload the cargo and you can drive the car
This town will have never seen such a happening little barn

Step right up and be the first to walk straight down
Better than just standing still in this sleepy town

But the lure of prohibition whispers than it sings
The sweetness of all these forbidden things
The gateway to temptation leads to worser sins
You're better off to not unlock that door
You're better off to not unlock that door

Underground you can't hear a sound so close the cellar door...

Step right up and be the first to walk straight down
Better than just standing still in this sleepy town.