Cagney Way

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I remember those days when our world seemed so small
and getting caught up in daydreams that it wasn't all

When sometimes you felt you were going insane
from compressing your life into this crowded space,
I always knew that you'd leave home in time
from how you rambled around all these streets every night

So you cut your ties
and packed your bags
as I begged, "please don't go
I'll be alone,
this won't be home,
please don't go"

You headed east on the interstate, past Colorado,
you took to the Midwest like the cold and the snow,
you drove through the heartland with a purpose in your eye:
to leave all your friends and your family behind

Then you washed your hands of everything,
you let go to better ease your soul
you'll never know
how much you owe
please come home

I hope all your fantasies come true
and you are never led astray
and I'm sorry for the daily grind,
for wasting time, for people in the way
I hope every road you go down's
safe and sound and guides you to your goal,
and I'm sorry for distracting you
and acting like it shouldn't take its toll
if we grow old

But does it even matter to you what I'd say?
If I pray every night that you come home to stay?
Well, I've got no illusions I'll see you again,
you are destined to wander the road until the end

You're still my friend,
and I hope you never repay what you owe
you'll never know
you'll never know
please come home
how much you owe
how much you owe

(You took this for granted, the patience and beauty
of sharing a small town with people who truly
can cope with the idea that you are unwanted
or trapped and confined in a home that feels haunted)

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from Church Mouse EP, track released April 21, 2017

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