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  • Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band // Saddest City in the USA

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    "Saddest City in the USA" -Daniel Dye (Story and Lyrics Below)

    Primary filming - Andrew Weber
    Secondary filming - Drew Beitzel
    Editing - Andrew Weber
    Audio production - Andrew Weber
    Contact - aweber614@gmail.com

    Springfield, Ohio is where I live. According to a Gallup poll from 2011 it was named the unhappiest city in the USA. Folks around here argue whether or not this is true, and this news seems to make the happy people sadder and the depressed vindicated, which makes them happier. So I guess this means things end up staying about the same. Meanwhile, there's a fellow in town who takes walks in the morning with an empty wheelchair, and this is a sight I've only seen in Springfield, and it happens to make me a bit sadder than I already am.

    "Saddest City in the USA"

    There's a man walking up and down my street
    Pushing a wheelchair, dragging his feet
    And the wheelchair's empty and he's not okay
    It's the saddest city in the USA

    This ain't speculation, it's a fact
    90,000 people nearly cut in half
    Every second job taken away
    From the saddest city in the USA

    We've got a shopping mall where no one shops
    We've got a downtown where no one walks
    We've got old timers who talk of the day
    Before the saddest city in the USA

    And at the edge of town we've got a lake
    But swimming there is just another risk you take
    'cause the water's poison is what the papers say
    In the saddest city in the USA

    But there's a beauty in sadness, a beauty in grit
    A beauty in something that just won't quit
    A beauty in people who are bound to stay
    In the saddest city in the USA

    And that man still walks up and down my street
    Pushing a wheelchair, dragging his feet
    The wheelchair's empty, just another day
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