Grandaddy - The Town Where I'm Livin'Now

Artist: Grandaddy

Song: The Town Where I’m Livin’Now

Album: I’m On Standby (cds, 2004)

Solar-powered space pop combo Grandaddy was formed in Modesto, CA, in 1992 by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jason Lytle, bassist Kevin Garcia, and drummer Aaron Burtch; although a noisy, lo-fi approach characterized early recordings like 1994's Complex Party Come Along Theories, with the 1995 additions of guitarist Jim Fairchild and keyboardist Tim Dryden the group's sound expanded exponentially over the course of subsequent efforts including the unreleased Don't Sock the Tryer and the 1996 EP A Pretty Mess by This One Band. Originally issued on indie label Will Records, 1997's acclaimed…AA-side single taken from the 2003 album 'Sumday'. A 'new version' of the title track is backed with 'Stray Dog & The Chocolate Shake' & two non-LP tracks, 'The Town Where I Live Now' & 'Fare Thee Not Well Mutineer'. read more…

…if you were to buy this, you'd probably be in it for the b-side. 'The Town Where I'm Livin' Now' is a nice 4-minutes-plus effort, starting with an acoustic guitar and drums, and including a descending and ascending piano line (they like to use those) at the vocal-free chorus.


in the town where i'm living now wedding rings reek
and the records are held by the sad
the cameras can't find any smiles
and the water's the worst tasting i ever had
the grown-ups ride BMX bikes
every now and then stopping to cry on a lawn
the trees have turned black
and they're full of insane birds who can't remember any of their songs
shootouts and fist-fights by night in the graveyard
multi-car pile-ups by day
and the freight train de-railed and sank in the lake
like a lobster it bubbles away
when you get here, the "welcome to this town" sign,
it scares little kids with its skulls and it's gore
when you leave here, the "get the hell out" sign is well-kept
and pretty with floral decor
in the town where i'm livin' now