Nashville Bomber “Downtown”

On Christmas Day, Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn exploded his motor home after playing a warming message, followed by the song “Downtown”, made famous by singer Petula Clark, who issued this statement:  “I feel the need to express my shock and disbelief at the Christmas Day explosion in our beloved Music City.  I love Nashville and its people.  Why this violent act, leaving behind such devastation?  I was told that the music in the background of that strange announcement was me singing “Downtown”!  Of all the thousands of songs, why this one?  Of course, the opening lyric is “When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go downtown.”  But millions of people all over the world have been uplifted by this joyful song.  Perhaps, you can read something into these words, depending on your state of mind.  It’s possible”.