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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.



IvoK

@Clare Nava song:
-any city is a ghost town just before sunrise and in the night, and with cameras pointing high to the buildings... it's easy to frame

-"too much fighting on the dance floor"
well yeah, more people out of work=more fights=more closed clubs?

economy: "closed down industry"

you know, if it was anything simillar as today, when railroad workers strike DURING the recession, maybe it should of been closed down. but it wasn't. not even mines.
this is some sort of modern spoilage, where you can't see yourself with 0.0001% lower salary, no matter if whole world is starving: unions surely can be nonsensical, after their reasonable beginnings in 19th century....

Wikipedia talks of 23% economic growth during Thatcher, so...it wasn't that bad.

another issue might be called scapegoating, something humans excel at at any place of the globe: it's convenient to blame government even if you can't really prove anything: issue is the following;
can you have prosperity while most of the world around you is at recession?
blaming Biden today is just like blaming Thatcher yesterday.
you cannot say that other political option would result in something better. but i can say it probably wouldn't, as some things are just impossible, during recession.
btw. i have no special liking of either of those 2, not my time and/or place, i'm just saying Western governments are not Boogeyman trying to destroy their folk like opposite political options try to represent them.
after a certain level of progress is reached, left and right politics don't mean/differ much: today's uk right is much more left than many countries' left.
anybody cutting unemployment benefits?

so there you have it: injecting some relativity in blaming governments for everything bad happening in the world.



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

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