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"Smalltown"
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album _Songs For Drella_
(Lou Reed/John Cale, 1990)

written by Lou Reed/John Cale
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        When you're growing up in a small town
        when you're growing up in a small town
        when you're growing up in a small town
        you say no one famous ever came from here

        When you're growing up in a small town
        and you're having a nervous breakdown
        and you think that you'll never escape it
        yourself or the place that you live

        Where did Picasso come from
        there's no Michelangelo coming from Pittsburgh
        if art is the tip of the iceberg
        I'm the part sinking below

        When you're growing up in a small town
        bad skin, bad eyes, gay and fatty
        people look at you funny
        when you're in a small town

        My father worked in construction
        it's not something for which I'm suited
        oh, what is something for which you are suited?
        getting out of here

        I hate being odd in a small town
        if they stare let them stare in New York City
        at this pink-eyed painting albino
        how far can my fantasy go?

        I'm no Dali coming from Pittsburgh
        no adorable lisping Capote
        my hero, oh do you think I could meet him?
        I'd camp out at his front door

        There's only one good thing about a small town
        there's only one good use for a small town
        there's only one good thing about a small town
        you know that you want to get out

        When you're growing up in a small town
        you know you'll grow down in a small town
        there's only one good use for a small town

        You hate it and you'll know you have to leave




intro   {D}{D/                     (When you're -)

        {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6}{A6/D}   (- growing up in a small ...)

        {D/                        (When you're -)

        {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6}{A6/D}   (- growing up in a small ...)
        {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6}{A6/D}   (Where did Picasso come from ...)

        {D/

piano   {A/D}{G.A/D}{A/D}{G.A/D}

        {D/                        (When you're -)

        {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6}{A6/D}   (- growing up in a small ...)
        {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6}{A6/D}   (My father worked in ...)

        {D/

piano   {A/D}{G.A/D}{A/D}{G.A/D}

        {D/

        {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6}{A6/D}   (I hate being odd in a small ...)
        {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6}{A6/D}   (- Dali coming from ...)
        {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6}{A6/D}   (- one good thing about a ...)
break   {D/G6}{A6/D}{D/G6.         (- growing up in a small ...)
                                   (You hate it and you'll know ...)
        {D.




* chords

      G6           A6
 1e ---0---      ---2--
 2B ---0---      ---2--
 3G ---0---      ---2--
 4D ---0---      ---2--
 5A ---2---      ---0--
 6E ---3---      ------








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"Smalltown"
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album _Animal Serenade_
(Lou Reed, 2004)

Jun 24, 2003
The Wiltern, Los Angeles
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        When you're growing up in a small town
        when you're growing up in a small town
        when you're growing up in a small town
        you say no one famous ever came from here

        When you're growing up in a small town
        and you're having a nervous breakdown
        you think that you'll never escape it
        yourself or the place that you live, ah

        Where did Picasso come from
        no Michelangelo is coming from Pittsburgh
        if art is the tip of the iceberg
        I'm the part sinking below

        Well, Michael Rathke
        that's Mike Rathke
        Michael, you're a guitar player
        that's a piano
        is that you doing that?
        would you stand up?
        now
        is that really you playing that man?
        prove it

        Okay
        you know Fernando is playing a bass that looks like a bass
        you're playing a guitar that sounds like piano
        so I point you nobody is playing it off stage
        so we don't have any tapes off stage
        we don't have any loops off stage
        every fucking note you hear is us
        right in front of you
        you get it?
        live, we're live
        not note up my sleeve baby we don't have any

        When you're growing up in a small town
        bad skin, bad eyes, gay and fatty
        you know gay and fatty, people look at you funny
        when you're in a small town

        You know my, my ........ worked in construction
        it's not something for which I was ..... suited, oh yeah
        oh yeah, so what's something for which you are suited?
        get fuck out of here

        Oh yeah

        You know I hate being odd in a small town
        if they stare let them stare in New York City
        at this pink-eyed painting albino
        how far can my fantasy go?

        I, I'm no Dali coming from Pittsburgh
        no adorable lisping Capote, oh my hero
        oh my hero, do you think I could meet him, baby?
        hung out at his front door

        There's only one good thing about a small town
        there's only one good thing about a small town
        there's only one good thing about a small town
        you know that you want to get out

        When, when, when you're growing up in a small town
        you know you'll grow down in a small town
        there's only one good use for a small town

        You know as we traveled across the united states
        we're taking a survey
        depending on when we're playing
        I can wonder your opinion about that except
        I think you're from New York as the first place
        so I mean so there's almost no point right
        but just, just to complete my survey
        which will be published in the biblical quarterly
        you know at Washington
        so, ah, do you think this is a smalltown?
        yes?
        and, no?
        woh, there you go
        nice to know that's somebody from long island here
        who'd drink the water

        You'll know you gotta leave
        you'll know you gotta leave
        you'll know you gotta leave
        leave the small town

        You'll know you gotta leave
        you'll know you gotta leave
        you'll know you gotta leave

        Leave the small town
        leave the small town
        leave the small town
        leave the small town




* chords: same as _Songs For Drella_ version.
(coda: continue {D} chord)




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thanks: Jose Alberto (brooklyn@usuarios.retecal.es)
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_Animal Serenade_ talking part:


first:


well, michael rathke,
that's mike rathke,
michael you're a guitar player
that's a piano
is that you doing that? would you stand up?
now, is that really you playing that man?
prove it

ok you know fernando is playing a bass that looks like a bass.
you're playing a guitar that sounds like piano.
so i've warned you nobody's playing it off stage
so we don't have any tapes off stage
we don't have any loops off stage
every fucking note you hear is us
right in front of you, you get it?
live, we're live, not note up my sleeve baby we don't have any.


second:

you know
as we traveled across the united states we're taking a survey
depending on when we're playing.
i can wonder your opinion about
i think you're from NY as the first place
so i mean so there's almost no point right
but just to complete my survey
which will be published in the biblical quaterly at washington,
so do you think this is a smalltown?
yes? and, no?
oh there you go
nice to know that's somebody from long island here
who'd drink the water.


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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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