LUKE VASSELLA
1. 'This Town' - Luke Vassella 'By The River' song series 2024
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1. 'This Town' - Luke Vassella 'By The River' song series 2024

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Luke Vassella's 'By The River' song series is a collection of bittersweet love songs to Lismore, recorded live on location. These songs are honest reflections from a town recovering from Australia's most expensive natural disaster to date. Real songs for real people in real places.
'The Town'- Words & Music by Charles Luke Vassella 
This town used to be a safe harbour 
This town made me want to work harder 
To make a difference somehow 
In this town I could raise my family 
In this town I could deal with a calamity 
Things are different now
Lately I get an empty feeling 
Every day someone else is leaving 
But I'm still around, in this town
Didn't we see some revolutions 
In this town we were part of the solutions 
Now it's a faded tattoo 
This town gave an education 
Walked and talked to the whole damn nation 
Now it's a worn out shoe
I can't help it it's an empty feeling 
Every day I feel more like leaving 
But I'm still around 
Riding the waves upon waves of sorrow 
We hope for the best or at least better tomorrow 
But I can't let go of this town
There used to be a lot of good people 
They just up and disappeared 
There used to be a lot of tall trees 
They were burned out, cut down and cleared
In this town there's a thousand stories 
Everywhere the ghosts of past glories 
Tell them in every way 
But this town's still sacred to our heart 
Lismore always made a new start 
We'll be born again because we're dying everyday 
Like all creation, we're groaning