This Town
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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This town is a lonely town
Not the only town like-a this town
This town is a make-you town
Or a break-you-town and bring-you-down town

This town is a quiet town
For a riot town like this town
This town is a love-you town
And a shove-you-down and push-you-'round town

This town is an all-right town
For an uptight town like-a this town
This town, it's a use-you town
An abuse-you town until-you're-down town

This town is a losin' town
It's a miserable town
It's a nowhere town
And I am leavin' this town
You better believe that I'm leavin' this town
Man, it could never be uptown
It's bound to be downtown





This town, bye-bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye-bye

Overall Meaning

Frank Sinatra's "This Town" is a song about a lonely and tough town that can either make or break you. The song captures the essence of an oppressive and challenging environment, where one can either thrive or be crushed by their surroundings. The lyrics drive home the point that this town is like no other town, with its unique set of challenges that can make it hard for someone to be successful. Nonetheless, there are people who are drawn to this town despite its challenges or because of them, and they make a life for themselves.


Through the lyrics, Sinatra also points out that this town is not only a quiet and love-you town, but also a shove-you-down and push-you-'round town. The song reminds the listener that this town is an all-right town but an uptight town, which uses people and abuses them until they are down. The chorus highlights the main point of the song, that this town is a losing town, a miserable town that is bound to be downtown; therefore, he is leaving this town.


Overall, Frank Sinatra's "This Town" provides a vivid description of the town's difficulties and the struggles of its inhabitants, particularly for those who are eager to escape it. The song is an ode to the people of the town and, at the same time, a farewell to a place that never really felt like home.


Line by Line Meaning

This town is a lonely town
This place lacks companionship and comfort, and one might feel isolated and abandoned.


Not the only town like-a this town
There might be other places resembling this town in terms of loneliness and desolation.


This town is a make-you town
This place can either construct you, help you prosper, or ruin your life altogether, depending on your character and capabilities.


Or a break-you-town and bring-you-down town
On the flip side, this town can break you down and bring you to the ground if you do not have the strength to persevere.


This town is a quiet town
This town might seem peaceful and calm, but do not be deceived by appearances.


For a riot town like this town
Despite being so placid, this town has the potential to become a hub of chaos and disorder at any time.


This town is a love-you town
People here might appear friendly and affectionate towards you, but it is all a facade.


And a shove-you-down and push-you-'round town
In reality, they do not care about your wellbeing and might mistreat you and bully you.


This town is an all-right town
This place might seem satisfactory and decent compared to some worse places in the world.


For an uptight town like-a this town
Hence, it can be considered satisfactory because it is not inhabited by people who are particularly strict or demanding.


This town, it's a use-you town
People here might exploit you and take advantage of your skills and abilities for their own benefit.


An abuse-you town until-you're-down town
Furthermore, they might not stop until you are drained of all your talents and energy and left dejected and feeble.


This town is a losin' town
This place is synonymous with losing, defeat, and despair, where people tend to lose their hopes and dreams.


It's a miserable town
It is a place where people are unhappy, wretched, and destitute.


It's a nowhere town
This town leads to nowhere but despair, hopelessness, and emptiness.


And I am leavin' this town
I must leave this place and never look back, for it has taken enough from me and has nothing more to offer.


You better believe that I'm leavin' this town
I am not kidding, and you should trust that I am serious about my departure from this town.


Man, it could never be uptown
This place is not even eligible to be considered 'uptown' and is nothing but a disappointing suburb.


It's bound to be downtown
This town is inevitably headed downward and is destined to become a lower-class slum.


This town, bye-bye
I bid farewell to this sad and hopeless community.


Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye-bye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye!




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MIKE HAZLEWOOD

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

tiagotriga

This town is a lonely town
Not the only town like-a this town
This town is a make-you town
Or a break-you-town and bring-you-down town

This town is a quiet town
Or a riot town like this town
This town is a love-you town
And a shove-you-down and push-you-'round town

[instrumental]

This town is an all-right town
For an uptight town like-a this town
This town, it's a use-you town
An abuse-you town until-you're-down town

This town is a losin' town
It's a miserable town
It's a nowhere town
And I am leavin' this town
You better believe that I'm leavin' this town
Man, it could never be uptown
It's bound to be downtown

[Fade]

This town, bye-bye
Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye-bye



All comments from YouTube:

Jay Doe

perfect ending song for oceans 13. sinatra was a genius

Jordan Adkins

Jay Doe lmao. he was a singer not Einstein

Cjguinness

Correct!!

ucfsub

Sinatra didn't write this.

𝕯𝖗𝖆𝖈𝖔 𝕻𝖆𝖉𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖆

jordan adkins He was a genius. Leave it.

Papa Tango

I only found out about this song due to Ocean’s 13

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Lance Lawson

Sinatra always recorded live in the studio with an audience in attendance. He felt it gave the it best and most genuine performance for the recording.

Doyle Hurt

How can you not love Frankie! The sweetest voice of all time and that was one bad ass song

David Maslow

Yeah Doyle!

David Collins

U might b right....dean Martin and elvis have an opinion on that too

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