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Steely Dan Database: lyrics of "Barrytown"

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Lyrics of

Barrytown

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I'm not one to look behind, I know that times must change;
But over there in Barry town they do things very strange.
And though you're not my enemy, I like things like they used to be;
And though you'd like some company I'm standing by myself
Go play with someone else.

I can see by what you carry that you came from Barry Town

Don't believe I'm taken in by stories I have heard;
I just read the Daily News and swear by every word.
And don't think that I'm out of line for speaking out for what is mine;
I'd like to see you do just fine, but look at what you wear
And the way you cut your hair

I can see by what you carry that you came from Barry Town

In the beginning we recall that the word was heard;
Barry Town people got to be from another world.

Leave me or I'll be just like the others you will meet;
They won't act as kindly if they see you on the street.
And don't you scream or make a shout, there's nothing you can do about it;
It was where you came out, it's a special lack of grace,
I can see it in your face.

I can see by what you carry that you came from Barry Town
	
	

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