Well the banks of the river run through my hometown
Born on the dirt roads, and I scraped my knees
Well they paved the roads eventually
With neon signs and car dealerships and diners

The soldiers fill the hotels on the weekends
I saw the pretty women as I walked through town

I moved away soon as I turned sixteen
Figured I was old enough to go and work a job
Well I floated down main street. Pools of carlights
Overcame me wishin' I was still back home

Jacksonville's a city with a hopeless streetlight
Seems like you're lucky if it ever changes red to green
I was born in an abundance of inherited sadness
With 50 cent picture frames bought at a five and dime

I ended up a soldier on the weekend
Looking for a vacancy I wasn't able to find
Somewhere the night sky hangs like a blanket
Shoot it with my capgun just to make it
Seem like stars
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Jacksonville Skyline Lyrics

Ryan Adams – Jacksonville Skyline Lyrics