Left This Town

Album: Turn It Up (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Josh Thompson told Billboard magazine this song reminded him of his hometown of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. "That was the theme growing up," he said. "Nobody ever leaves. We molded it into a love / heartbreak song where the guy plays this role where he doesn't understand why it's over. He was under the impression that nobody ever leaves this town. I love the hook of it, and I love the lyrics."

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