Adelina

Addie, you gotta get out of this old town
there's only so long before you go down
time's a rolling river
come and wash away the years without a sound

They say people in a small town don't change
but you've seen them changing - in the same old ways
those same old ways that wake you in the night and
got you dreaming in the day

I still remember that face you wore
on the day he walked out the door
(now he's singing)

chorus:

Hey, Adelina,
I'm feeling finer
since I've been gone

Yeah, the past will find you
to remind you
how it all went wrong

I can still see you lying there, hair hanging down
your mind turning over some new idea you found
morning sunlight through the window, shining on your body
falling all around

I know you'll miss the faces and places you despise
but the highway is calling louder than you realize
driving to a day that'll finally find a way
to hear the calling of your eyes

Driving west on Pittsburgh Street
you can feel your heart beat
and hear him singing

[chorus]

This whole town just seems to shine
when you're looking one last time
(and singing)

[chorus]

© 2003 Tobin Smith