Papa Joe 
Neighborhood Town
Neighborhood Town [Joe Kretschmer, 2-21-08]

In nineteen-hundred and seventy-nine
Me and that family of mine
Packed the car and drove to an unknown place
We didn't know just what to expect
We just hoped for a little respect
And somewhere to grow at our own pace
What we found really did us good
A town that functioned like a neighborhood...

I like livin' in a neighborhood town
Familiar faces are all around
When I go walkin' down the street
I know the names of everyone I meet
I'm so glad I settled down
Right here in a small neighborhood town

Now I'm not saying it's a paradise
Even though the people are nice
A lot of things you need are miles away
But the lady at the bank calls me by my name
And the folks at the grocery store do the same
The policemen smile and wish you a good day
The newspaper only comes once a week or so
But the news and the stories are all about the folks you know [chorus]

Now a small town isn't for everyone
We need big cities to get certain things done
But living in a city doesn't have to get you down
You can still say "hello" to the people you meet
Even if they're strangers on a busy street
A smile and a wave aren't limited to a small town
I think it would do the world a whole lot of good
If the people in it functioned like a neighborhood [chorus]
Lyrics Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Music Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Producer Credits:
Publisher Credits: Papa Joe Music
Performance Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Label Credits: Papa Joe Music
Short Song Description:
This song recounts the joys of living in a small town, and entreats the world to acquire the attitudes of small town folk.
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Song Length: 1:01
Primary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: -
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Language: English