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Stupid City

"Stupid City" - by Mike Caucutt


We got Mother Nature on our back door
- but we need another mall - so she can't stay there no more
Urban development - is the city's precedent
- so concrete up the marsh and build another store

CHORUS

I live in a stupid city
It's on the river and it's very pretty

We got the largest six pack in both hemispheres
and 20,000 students that drink a lot of beers
they pay a lot of rent here - they get no respect here
and when they graduate - they're all going to leave here.

CHORUS

We got a civic center - we got ourselves a mayor
Got a big room in the center - that's named after the mayor
Got a lot of big rich men - they are the mayor's best friends
they all want to stick around, hang around, forever!

I live in a stupid city
It's on the river and it's very pretty
if you want mediocrity, this is where you have to be
Stupid City

Got a lot of people down at The Library and Brothers
they all go downtown to look at each other
play that little love game - they don't know my real name
I think they're all losers too cheap to pay a cover!

I live in a stupid city
It's on the river and it's very pretty
If you want conformity, this is where you have to be -
Stupid City

We got cops whose duty is to protect and to serve
so they gassed the kids in April because we had the nerve
to go and have a good time and stay out way past bar time
Come on and get arrested for standing on the curb....

I live in a stupid city
It's on the river and it's very pretty
If you want conformity, this is where you have to be - Stupid City