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Available on the album Ice On Fire
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano:Elton John
Drums:Charlie Morgan
Bass:Paul Westwood
Electric guitar:Davey Johnstone
Synthesizers:Fred Mandel
Tenor sax and bari sax:David Bitelli
Trumpets:Paul Spong, Raul D'Oliveira
Trombone:Rick Taylor
Backing vocals:Sister Sledge
It's closing time the boys are all together at the bar
Staring in their glasses
Looks like another layoff at the yard
Yesterday I heard union hall come down
They hit it with a wrecking ball
And they try but nothing changes in this town
Cap in hand stood in line
Your family ties are the chains that bind
The endless wheel goes round and round
Chances are you'll never leave this town
Oh oh no
Like a river now the empty streets are flooded out with rain
It's falling on the playground
While the kids get wet playing the same old games
Locked away so many things remind them of war
They tap the pavement with their canes
The good old days ain't so good no more
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