This song takes as its start point the coal-mine fire that started burning in 1962 and burns to this day in Centralia PA rendering the town uninhabitable. For this track, TS is joined by Dave Mowry on slide guitar. Special thanks to Cambridge Sound Studios - Jim Salamone and Todd MeCaughey - for the assistance in the recording, mixing, mastering and production of this song.
V1-Theres a town where the pavement burns and sulphur rises up from the ground; No one lives there anymore, all the houses have been torn done. It started a long time ago - a match and some trash down a coal-mining hole. Now there's no returning, while the fire's still burning.
V2 - My life's a lot like that ghost-town, something slipped the rails in my teens. Pot and addy's with my friends, led to bigger not better things. I went wrong a long time ago - a match and some hash then down the junkie's hole- Now there's no returning while the fire's still burning.
Brk- I aint seen my daughter since '08; they say her daddy has gone straight. Sometimes I think what might have been, but that just gets my eyes burning.
V3-They closed the clinic by the park, now I have to work to get a fix
Not much joy in this life when all there is is doing tricks.
I gave up a long time ago - no match for the smack, can't climb out of this hole. Now there's no returning while the fire's still burning.