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‘In Athol’

"I heard the classic George Benson song 'On Broadway' the other day and had an inspirational moment," comments Poolman. "In all seriousness -- the opening segment of the 1979 movie 'All that Jazz,' starring Roy Scheider, and featuring that classic tune, is possibly the best 5-10 minutes ever laid down on film.   

In Athol

The say the neon lights are bright
In Athol
They say Phil Hart is always lingering there
But when you’re walkin’ through the street
And you ain’t got enough the eat
The smell of sap fills the air

They say the politicians are something else
In Athol
But hearing about them just gives me the blues
Cause how ya gonna build your tent
When you don’t want to pay a cent
And one thin dime won’t go to those kids’ shoes

They say that Phil won’t last too long
In Athol
He’ll catch a logging truck back home they say
But they’re dead wrong, he know’s they are
The law don’t nearly extend that far
And he won’t quit till he’s a star
In Athol

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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