I was taught to be proud of where I come from
And I'm so sad that I'm the only one.
Like a cold preacher boy talking only to himself
How did he think that he got to promised lands?

Sometimes I'm confused and I don't know where I'm going,
Mistaking gentle rivers for that cold wind a-blowing.
I'm always sure of an angel when she gets here,
But I never see her coming and I miss her when she disappears.

Gone, gone, gone,
Not gone for long,
If you're taught to be proud of where you come from.

Gone, gone, gone,
Not gone for long,
If you're taught to be proud of where you come from.

It's hard to be cool when you're playing for the prophets;
They really know if you got it or you lost it.
I'll sing this song but I don't know where it came from,
Reminds me of a mountainside to stand upon and gently hum.

Gone, gone, gone,
Not gone for long,
If you're taught to be proud of where you come from.

Gone, gone, gone,
Not gone for long,
If you're taught to be proud of where you come from.

Sometimes I'm confused
I don't know where I'm going,
Mistaking gentle rivers for that cold wind a-blowing.
And I'm always sure of an angel when she gets here,
But I never see her coming and I miss her when she disappears.

Gone, gone, gone,
Not gone for long,
If you're taught to be proud of where you come from.

Gone, gone, gone,
Not gone for long,
If you're taught to be proud of where you come from.


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    General CommentThis is a great feel good song

    I think it's about how life can be hard when you're searching for what you want, but as long as you're proud of your hometown and family you will always have a place to go back to when you need to take a break from the real world. you know, not being ashamed about going back to your parents place until you can get back on your own feet
    annaSon September 06, 2007   Link

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