Words and Music by Matthew P. Hanley (BMI)


Taylorville is a somber slow song about a bad town. The narrator lists numerous drawbacks to living there, such as “water’s cold …. nothing’s gold” and “days are long .. no one’s strong.”

Kind of a bummer, but a steady percussion keeps things moving toward a chorus where he mentions a fruitless effort to pray for change.

“Taylorville” is track 3 on the Matt Hanley album “To Be With You.”

As part of the “DISCO DRAMEDY”, there is a video for “TAYLORVILLE.”