Ghost Town

by The Specials

The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA ) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska g…




This town, is coming like a ghost town 
All the clubs have been closed down 
This place, becoming 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 a de boomtown 

This town's becoming like a ghost town 
Why must the youth fight against themselves? 
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's becoming like a ghost town 
This town's becoming like a ghost town 
This town's becoming like a ghost town 
This town's becoming like a ghost town

Written by: Jerry Dammers

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