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Simon & Garfunkel: My Little Town Meaning

Song Released: 1975


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    anonymous
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    Dec 1st, 12:30am report


    Is it possible this is a subtle reference to a mass town shooting? "Twitching like a finger
    On the trigger of a gun
    Leaving nothing but the dead and dying
    Back in my little town..."

    Man is bored to the point where he snaps. He wants something to happen so he makes it happen.

    The final repeated chorus I envision town people running for the life and ducking for cover as the man opens fire.



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    Catherine1472
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    Jun 19th, 2019 6:45am report


    Sad...
    “My Little Town” will make me cry faster than I can say “Kodachrome”

    The child is the subject, and he feels oppressed and conflicted about his small town.
    He loved riding his bike without fear of getting run over by cars, yet feels oppressed in a Jesuit school setting.
    Poor guy..everything seems black, cheerless and unimaginative.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 15th, 2012 3:06pm report


    There are many nostalgic songs in which singers reflect on their happy childhoods in small towns.

    "My Little Town" is the opposite of nostalgic. Much like the Animals' "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," it's about growing up in a dirty, polluted small town filled with narrow-minded people who have little imagination and no ambition.

    The singer reflects back on his childhood, and remembers how he dreamed of growing up and moving far, far away.




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