Lyrics

Mayor Of Dullsville

My brother’s been elected

The mayor of Dullsville

The mayor of Dullsville

My hometown

He wants me there for the big party

And I don’t wanna let him down...

 

Maybe I should go back to my hometown

Just to see what the place looks like now

Won’t be so hard, once I decide

To break one serious vow

 

My brother’s been elected the mayor of Dullsville

And he wants me to go back there

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Dullsville

Since I left to go somewhere

Anywhere

 

He was voted “most likely to...” in ev’ry category

He’s all that and so much more

He’s the family success story

While I, most likely to recede

Have done so, unbidden

I have done my level best

To keep myself hidden

 

But, my brother’s been elected

The mayor of Dullsville

And it breaks my heart

He wants me there

How can I tell him

What  I’m really thinking?

It’s not that I don’t care

I just don’t know what to wear

Back there.

 

My tie won’t be right

If I dare to wear one

I won’t look hip,

I’ll look “artistic”

(And you know what that means back in Dullsville!)

 

He’ll greet my latest boyfriend

With the same hearty handshake

He uses on every occasion

From wedding to clambake

He’ll compliment my tie

Without even blinking an eye

He’ll give me the key to the city

Though it’s pretty likely

I will just lose it

 

And Mom’ll bake up somethin’ for the mayor of Dullsville

Dad will slap our backs and criticize

I’ll be told I’m looking too thin

Ev’ryone will fight and not apologize

 

The mayor and I will shoot some hoop

Out by the garage and I will do my best

To feel like it’s not a mirage

To feel like it’s not a test

He’ll ask me when I’m coming back

As if I’ll have an answer

“Maybe when I’m eighty,” I’ll tell him

“Or maybe when I’m dying of something, like…”

 

My brother’s been elected the mayor of Dullsville

The mayor of Dullsville

Our hometown

My brother’s been elected the mayor of Dullsville

And he wants me to come back down

It’s been so long since I’ve been around

 

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP