Sig Paulson


Totem Pole

This Town

Sig Paulson
Sig Paulson


"This Town"... This song grew from observations on Salem Oregon and ended up taking on "Anytown" U.S.A. Sometimes I feel like with every modernization and technological advance we loose a chunk of our souls.


This Town This town is filled with tattoo and pizza parlors Fancy boutique hair salons where there use to be a barber They got drive through divorce but convenience ain't cheap People climb the ladder of success to stand on this big junk heap What rises to the top is not always the cream Sometimes it's just the guy who don't mind steppin' on a dream There's a weight loss clinic located right next door to Chuck E Cheese You know the average age has lowered on the obesity disease There's country clubs and brew pubs, speed dating singles bars And Goth kids on skateboards who look like they're from Mars The schools are overcrowded outmanned and understaffed Every man for himself, we're goin' down, man the life rafts We got waitresses in the ally suckin' on cigarettes, shootin the breeze Every Sunday the horn rimmed, born again are down upon their knees On the outskirts new subdivisions are always on the rise Reflected in the shrinking, fading, aging farmers eyes The economy is teetering and Daddy's in distress Get out the credit card, life is hard princess needs a prom dress We got fast food joints and coffee shops, karaoke Tuesday night Topless bars and muscle cars waiting for the light The bookstore and record shop are empty as my wallet They fall for the strip mall, progress is what they call it We bulldoze memories for the impermanent and new Change ain't lookin' for a friend, it's the tune we dance to The housing association wants you to clearly understand There's nothing quite as beautiful as beige and tan and bland In the land where you can grow up to be anything you want to be For six figures you must hide our ugly individuality So when your pride's itchin' like a bad mosquito bite Keep your nose clean and your mouth shut, kid you'll be alright