Born from the hippies
Back in '69
I was bored by 1992
I walked into a recroupin' office the very same night
They said, "Son, we've been looking for you"

Discharged from the Gulf war the very same year
I came home with a carton or two
Of cigarettes and mixtapes,
Bullets from a gun
And my dead best friend never did heal..

Oh, Atlanta
Please need me like I needed you
Let your sweaty embrace open wide
'Cause Atlanta fallin', like some people do
And I need all your ground to survive

Wasted and downtrodden, lonely in vain
I cried myself to sleep at the sight
Of the old shopping center, where we used to ride
Now condos at sterile as that

Well I bought myself a hairstream
For 3000 bucks
From a drug dealer I used to owe
And I thought to myself, as I slipped off the high
"The irony's starting to show"

Oh, Atlanta
Please need me like I needed you
Let your sweaty embrace open wide
'Cause Atlanta I'm suffocating, like some people do
And I need all your ground to survive

I drove back to Ashfield, 'cause that's where you were
Where you married into money & pills
And I wanted so bad, to be good with you now
But the fact is that you never will

Because some become lovers
Because of sex
And some they just become friends
In our case, I just became back at home
And I never did it again...

Oh, Atlanta
Please need me like I needed you
Let your sweaty embrace open wide
'Cause Atlanta I've fallen, like some people do
And I need all your ground to survive


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