Ten Miles in Any Direction

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The townies all know where the cops go
But the students get caught every time
You're never really stuck behind a pickup truck
It's the foreign cars that go 35

And that's a tough break kid, but you came here to learn
I'm so glad to see you come back every Fall

You're why this town is here at all
And it's time for thinking small
We know what we owe you
Because ten miles in any direction you go
That's where the trailers grow
We kid ourselves so loud
But we need the college crowd

Hey kid, they're gonna let you in
And claim all the money you have
Your parents gonna cry and drink till they die
And the poor kids line up to laugh

Cause it's kinda funny in a sad sort of way
I probably ought to tell you drop your books and run

I know we make it look like fun
You're a sucker in the sun
Getting love and falling in drunk
Because ten miles in any direction you go
That's where the trailers grow
We kid ourselves so loud
But we need the college crowd

There's no guarantee so don't look at me
But count on your debt to them now
Steeling your will at the school on the hill
As long as the loan'll allow

Shoot your future self a text
That says I'm sorry

We gotta trick you every year
With blue cups of shit beer
And warnings you don't want to hear
Cause ten miles in any direction you go
That's where the trailers grow
We kid ourselves so loud
But we need the college crowd

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from Catatonic For The People, released May 28, 2015

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