I’m such a cheater. Fact is, I did grow up in a small town. But it’s not that small. It’s not “one gas pump and one stoplight” small. But the imagery in this song is legit, and I mean every word of it.
Winfield cred: It was a showcase selection for Walnut Valley Festival’s NewSong Showcase, 2005
Small Town Kids
© 2005 Bryan Masters Am D Am D G C Am That little blue dot on the map D That's my home town G Em Water tower and not much more G D Just a bank and a grocery store G C Am That was my whole wide world D G Em We had one gas pump and one stoplight G D Big front porch on a summer night Am D Big city that’s just something in stories we heard Am D Small town that’s where our whole world turned G D We had firecrackers at the town park Am C Stringray bikes 'til way past dark Em And the chili fries and the fireflies C D The church where we learned to harmonize G D Stood right in the middle of the town square Am C Smell of summer on the air Em D Now we got lucky, yes we did G D C D G D C D We were small-town kids Got a couple of whiskers on my chin And my mind turned From bugs and little league sports To girls in cutoff shorts Like you -- you were the bratty little girl next door So I was a little confused about what to do When something changed 'tween me and you I got a summer haircut and a T-shirt tan Not quite a child and still not quite a man Then it was high-school team and dirt roads You and me in my GTO And the football nights and snowball fights You let me kiss you twice that night Right in the middle of the town square I fell for you right then and there Now we got lucky, yes we did We were small town kids Am It's been a long time D Since we lived in that little town Am D E But it still lives in me A E (I wanna be) Right in the middle of the town square D You can see the whole universe from there F#m E Now we got lucky, yes we did F#m E Now we got lucky, yes we did A E D E A E D E We were small town kids Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP