Going Downtown

Looking over the reporting on the Nashville explosion, I see a lot of folks scratching their heads over the significance of playing Petula Clark’s Downtown.


When you’re alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go downtown.
When you’ve got worries all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help I know downtown.
you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
so go downtown
Things will be great when you’re downtown

Hell, as soon as I first heard he played Downtown I laughed. Sue me; I have a weird sense of humor, and I just assumed the bomber was exercising a littlle morbid humor. Everyrthing I’ve read about the guy says he was all alone, with little family left. So where did he go?


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One thought on “Going Downtown”

  1. The first thing I thought of was the scene in “The Flight of the Intruder” when they bomb Hanoi. The song they sing is “Downtown”. Seemed relevant and fitting.

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