Common Lisp - Leaving Ann Arbor

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Ann Arbor
You haven't got a harbor
But you've got a big arbor-
etum, and enormous U-
niversity; you've harbored me
Since I was twenty-three
But now I'm...

Leaving Ann Arbor, packing up my apartment
I'd share my regret but regret's not my department
It's been a fun lifestyle, but Ann Arbor
I just can't afford to love you anymore

In 1990
Zingerman's was just a deli
Borders was just a bookstore
Without pretentions to be more
One cafe is all I needed
My hairline had not receeded
But now I'm...

Leaving Ann Arbor, packing up my apartment
I'd share my regret but regret's not my department
It's been a fun lifestyle, but Ann Arbor
I just can't afford to love you anymore

You're liberals who say
"That's so very fucking gay"
You're a traffic nightmare
Every football Saturday
You're overpriced restaurants
That follow every trend
You're the good schools my kids
Aren't allowed to attend
Your home prices are obscene
It's insane, I'm not so keen
To drop a cool quarter mil
Don't want to pay the mortgage bill
For a tiny little shack
With no yard out in the back
The market's ready for correction
It's gonna lose its erection
My disclosure: your foreclosure
Will make you lose your composure
Ann Arbor you're a pipe dream
You're high property tax
You're diversity
But without any blacks
You're a pretty young thing with an
Oozing cold sore
You're a fraud, you're a cheat,
You're an overpriced whore
It's my soul that's a stake
'Cuz I know your love is fake
Not to mention my empty bank
Account, you skank
I'ts been a good ride
But I'm swallowing my pride
I've given up, I'm done, I'm through
I can't afford to love you
Any more - no, I can't afford to love you
Any more

(spoken interlude)

I'm leaving Ann Arbor
I'm leaving Ann Arbor
I'm leaving Ann Arbor
I'm leaving Ann Arbor
(I'm leaving Ann Arbor)
(I'm leaving Ann Arbor)
(I'm leaving Ann Arbor)
(I'm leaving Ann Arbor)
(I'm leaving Ann Arbor)
(I'm leaving Ann Arbor)
(I'm leaving Ann Arbor)

credits

from SpinTunes #2: Round 1, released October 10, 2010
Common Lisp

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