Smalltown Boy

Album: The Age Of Consent (1983)
Charted: 3 48
  • To your soul
    To your soul
    Cry
    Cry
    Cry


    You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case
    Alone on a platform, the wind and the rain on a sad and lonely face

    Mother will never understand why you had to leave
    But the answers you seek will never be found at home
    The love that you need will never be found at home

    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

    Pushed around and kicked around, always a lonely boy
    You were the one that they'd talk about around town as they put you down

    And as hard as they would try they'd hurt to make you cry
    But you never cried to them, just to your soul
    No, you never cried to them, just to your soul

    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away (crying to your soul)
    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

    Cry, boy, cry
    Cry, boy, cry
    Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
    Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry

    Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
    Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
    Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry
    Cry, boy, cry, boy, cry

    You leave in the morning with everything you own in a little black case
    Alone on a platform, the wind and the rain on a sad and lonely face

    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away

    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away
    Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away Writer/s: James William Somerville, Larry Steinbacheck, Steve Bronski
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Mimzy from Salem, Orthis song is about the isolation, shame, abuse and loneliness that goes along with being gay in a rural, backwoods community.

    very touching and sad, and also a very good dance tune - which makes it such an amazing song. never fails to send chills down my spine.
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