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Ghost Town
The Specials Lyrics


This town is coming like a ghost town
All the clubs have been closed down
This place is coming like a ghost town
Bands won't play no more
Too much fighting on the dance floor

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We danced and sang and the music played in natty-boom town

This town is coming like a ghost town
Why must the youth fight against itself?
Government leaving the youth on the shelf
This place is coming like a ghost town
No job to be found in this country

Can't go on no more
The people getting angry

This town is coming like a ghost town
This town is coming like a ghost town
This town is coming like a ghost town
This town is coming like a ghost town

This town is coming like a ghost town
This town is coming like a ghost town
This town is coming like a ghost town
This town is coming like a ghost town

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Written by: Jerry Dammers

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Christopher McLaughlin

Dated?
Regardless of Political
Social, Economic
Relevance
This Song was Unique
Then and is Now.

The
Arrangement , Orchestration,
Lyrics and The Haunting Tone
Alone
Provide So much more Than
a Market Variety 3 + minutes song.
Great Cut.



Christopher McLaughlin

Regardless of the Cultural, Economic,
Political Relevance TODAY...(yes)
This Song is Brilliant
Perhaps
Genius
on it's Instrumentation
And Musically and Lyrically Created
Tone ,
Imagery and Provocation.
First , The


Immediate , Righteous Hostility to Such a Vacuum , A Vascilating Mood
Between Past and Present

Created by underscored, distant hallway Horns, a Dusty Organ
And An Almost Mocking, and Willfully
Haunting Chorus not just
Playing with the past (Dancing, Drinking,Socializing, Fighting ,F'king ) and
AGITATING at the lads Folly of
Immediate Emotion , Feral
Intoxicated Young Manhood

BUT provocatively Orchestrating

a Hallucination ,
An INCANTATION.

IDK. Maybe the interplay of
Nostalgia (experienced, or Harkened Upon Them)
And the ever present Grasp at Current Ascension
May be the plight, Folly
Of Young manhood.







This songs is genius
Then and Now.



Rob Jones

"Do you remember the good old days/Before the Ghost Town?"
Heard this song back in 1981, just before the major riots took
place around the country. Nearly forty years later, the theme of
this song is an eerie summary of London right now due to the
outbreak of coronavirus. There was hardly anybody about, when
I went out yesterday evening.


Still creepily brilliant after all these years.



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Luckii

Holy! I was looking for this for a while! I love this song sm!

Samsung Television

Legendary. And it show up now in my recommended in the far-flung future. From the actual band?

Smiffy

As relevant as the day it was born.

Outstep 45

Thanks Maggie 😡

Lady T

Thanks for the link. Just added you to my Spotify. Going to blast this out in the shower in a Trilby hat - without disturbing the neighbours! 😁💖

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Remchaill

This plays in my head every time a waiter asks me if I'd like to hear the specials.

DomInator

"Totally, can you play 'ghost town'?"

Joe Burchfield

Audible lol

Scuzzywhitetrashbastard Scuzzy

You ask waiters to play you songs ? Then You are one spoiled arse

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