Big City Livin' (single)

by Last To Leave

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This song was written back in 2009 while we were still in high school. We felt that Reno needed an anthem and this song was what we named our first album after. This new, revamped version finally does the song justice and we present it here in all its glory.

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released September 23, 2015

Written by Skye Evans and Ryan Spangler in 2009.
Banjo part written by Skye Evans and Mike Powers.

Skye Evans - vocals, guitar, banjo
Ryan Spangler - vocals
Patrick Kelley - bass
Andy Hauck - drums, engineering

Album art by Skye Evans.
Recorded in 2015 by Andy Hauck.
Last To Leave logo by David Tilley.

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Last To Leave has been together since 2007 playing a unique blend of folk, americana, country, and punk music.

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Track Name: Big City Livin'
Big City Livin’
by: Skye Evans and Ryan Spangler

Intro:
This is a song about our little city.......well......big city......wait .....Biggest Little City in the World

Verse 1 (Ryan)


Well Reno, Nevada is a lot like Vegas 

but with more meth users and higher minimum wages 
 and other cities think Reno’s just a joke 

but that’s more of an opinion like Pepsi Vs. Coke 

cause if you've been here, you really should know 

we’ve got strip joints, slot machines and even Lake Tahoe 
 and even though this "The Biggest Little City" aunt small 
 we put the "Little" in our City and "Biggest" in our People 
 I Love Reno, there’s so much to do here 

you can hangout at the mall or go to the movie theatre 
 ....... 

or call up your friends and go to the river 

be a gold miner but instead find silver 

cause were the "Silver State" and we hate Gold 

but if you find some its prolly pretty valuable 

or you can come here on your vacation 

but i must warn u theres no vegitation 

and before you leave you'll need a vacination 

or you might die of dehydration 

im just playin but lets be serious 

you might leave Reno feelin a bit delirious 

like you missed some of its awesome potential 

but realize that its not essential 

cause reno nevada is one of my favorite places 

we even got the national Balloon Races 

so if theres ever place that you should go 

you might s well take a trip down to mexico! 

.!.....i mean RENO!!!!

Chorus
Big city livin' in the 775
It ain't bad, but I'll probably leave before I die
We were once small, a town known for its excess
This biggest little city may be bigger than you expect
big city livin' in the 775
it aint bad, but I hope I leave before I die
All the out of towners trying to get up on the guest list
but Reno, Nevada ain't as big as your ex is.

Verse 2 (skye)

I wake up in the mornin’ and I step out the door
I blast the music loud as the pedal hits the floor
Everywhere I pass people are flashin photographs
Takin pics to remind themselves of places in the past
Under the big arc is where the people go to hang
Hookers, bums, and tourists; gambling is their game
If you walk further south all you see is kids skatin’
And the dumb scene kids who are hatin’ (playa hatin’)
The juggalos be rallyin’, gettin’ down with wicked clowns
I still don’t understand why they always be face paintin frowns
But the river is the place that stays so diverse
People doin’ what they do, but not meth cuz that’s worse
Nevada may be the biggest state for meth use
I’ve never seen anyone in reno do it, but that’s no excuse
The drugs hit your system and you escape the pain
But living in reno, why would you not want to stay sane?
You can rather go ride a bike, or go take the chance and take the dive
The water is so refreshing, floating away you feel alive
Go fly a kite or stay out late and watch the stars
But stay away from 4th street, you’ll come back with some scars
Always have protection and a buddy at all times
We may be pretty safe but that doesn’t prevent the crime
Living in reno, i hope you heed my advice
Don’t do drugs, don’t rave, trust me playa, stay alive

Chorus
Big city livin' in the 775
It ain't bad, but I'll probably leave before I die
We were once small, a town known for its excess
This biggest little city may be bigger than you expect
big city livin' in the 775
it aint bad, but I hope I leave before I die
All the out of towners trying to get up on the guest list
but Reno, Nevada ain't as big as your ex is.

Verse 3 (ryan)
Well I get up in the morning smelling Reno air
and it smells like farts but who could really care?
I go to the window and stare outside
Reno is my home so I show my pride by....
playing video games all day

Verse 4 (trade Off)
I bet you didn’t know reno’s reindeer in Spanish
And if you try to leave us you just might vanish
We’re like the twilight zone but much worse
Actually we’re opposites so we’re more diverse
(talking blah blah)
Cuz reno’s like a monkey going branch to branch
One second you’re here and then at mustang ranch
But at this ranch there’s really no horses
Just a lot of men with a lot of divorces
So when you come to reno carry some mace
And when you spray a stranger show em your poker face
and you can check out our myspace

Chorus
Big city livin' in the 775
It ain't bad, but I'll probably leave before I die
We were once small, a town known for its excess
This biggest little city may be bigger than you expect
big city livin' in the 775
it aint bad, but I hope I leave before I die
All the out of towners trying to get up on the guest list
but Reno, Nevada ain't as big as your ex is.