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The Midwest Home Grown Band: Music

The Courthouse Clock

(The Midwest Home Grown Band)
October 17, 2009
Eric Einhorn

This song is about small town life and the politics that go along with it.

THE COURTHOUSE CLOCK THE OLD CLOCK UP ON THE COURTHOUSE IS STILL 3 MINUTES SLOW IT’S BEEN THAT WAY FOREVER, WELL, AT LEAST 10 YEARS I KNOW LIKE A TICKING TESTIMONIAL TO THE ESSENCE OF A TOWN THAT’S A LITTLE BIT BEHIND THE TIMES, A LITTLE BIT RUN DOWN YEAH, BUT NOT THAT MUCH EVER CHANGES IN MY HOME TOWN NO, NOT THAT MUCH EVER CHANGES IN MY HOME TOWN THE MID DAY SHADE FROM THE COURTHOUSE CLOCK STRETCHES DOWN DIVISION STREET IT DIPS ACROSS THE TREETOPS AND COOLS THE WARM CONCRETE AS THE SHADOW GREETS THE SUNSHINE ALONG THE BOULEVARD DIVISION STREET’S IN CONFLICT AND THE COURTHOUSE CLOCK STANDS GUARD YEAH, BUT NOT THAT MUCH EVER CHANGES IN MY HOME TOWN NO, NOT THAT MUCH EVER CHANGES IN MY HOME TOWN THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE ALONG DIVISION STREET AT THE FOREFRONT FOR A HUNDRED YEARS IS NOW SUBTLY DISCREET WITH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS THE FLAVOR OF THE DAY THE HATRED HAS GONE UNDERGROUND, BUT IT HASN’T GONE AWAY AND THE COURTHOUSE CLOCK IS STILL - 3 MINUTES SLOW IF YOU COULD SPAN DIVISION STREET AND BRIDGE THE GREAT DIVIDE IF A MAN DESPITE HIS PAINT JOB COULD BE JUDGED BY WHAT’S INSIDE IF TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING COULD RIGHT WHAT’S NOW UNJUST MAYBE THEN THE FACE ON THE COURTHOUSE CLOCK WOULD BE A FACE THAT YOU COULD TRUST YEAH, BUT NOT THAT MUCH EVER CHANGES IN MY HOME TOWN NO, NOT THAT MUCH EVER CHANGES - IN MY HOME TOWN