Same Old Song

One night in high school
I was relaxing in bed
Thinking I was so cool in the dark
Listening to Springsteen
On my new Memorex tapes
A friend gave me
I kept replaying Atlantic City
With that haunting sound,
The vivid lyrics, and
An emotion of a town I’d never been to
Atlantic City was a symbol of an adventure into decadence
To this southern boy from a quite boring town
All I knew about the historic resort was what I saw
From the commercials promoting Merv’s place,
The Playboy palace, Miss America, or
Some guy named Trump

Last night I was winding down
After a day at school watching
Football on the television, its sound off
My iPod playing some cool tunes
When randomly Philadelphia and Atlantic City teamed
To break my mellow haze and
Allowing me to think of these two cities
I’ve come to call home
Over last twenty five years
Philly, oh Philly, will you ever get out of your way
Embracing a peacefulness that could lead to greatness
The attitude that projects a pugilistic strength
Is the weakness pushing racial discord and poverty
Onto the playing field
Leaving our major city minor league
AC the times are tough when the boom runs dry
Finally the gaming caught up with the casinos
So now it’s
Better parlay their loss into something positive or
Just like the rock and roll anthem
Harder times will be there for the singing

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