"Homeless" as written by and Loudon Wainwright Iii....
When you were alive, I was never alone
Somewhere in the world, there was something called home
And as long as you lived, I would be alright
There were reasons to win, and incentives to fight
Now I'm smoking again
I thought all that was through
And I don't wanna live
But what else can I do

And I feel like I've faked all that I ever did
And I've grown a gray beard, but I cry like a kid
I was seven when I sang you'd rosin the bow
There in Aunt Mary's kitchen and I don't guess I know
That it's why I've done this for all of this time
But now I'm playing and singing, seems a game or a crime
People have called to find out if I'm fine

I assure them I am
But I'm not, it's a lie
They say in the end, your good friends pull you through
But everyone knows, my best friend was you

Hey, I've gotten some help
I guess I was afraid
You suppose something will happen when someone is paid
But I am getting better once again I'll be strong
After all, listen, I'm singing this song

When you were alive I was never alone
Somewhere in the world there was something called home

Now I feel like I'm homeless but I will be alright
I'll get through the days
I'll face-down the night


Lyrics submitted by YawnyFlint, edited by TonyInPortland

"Homeless" as written by Loudon Wainwright

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentAbout Loudon's mother and how much he missed her after she died. He was so devastated that he sought therapy. He acknowledges he is getting better, but, obviously, will never be completely over it.
    TonyInPortlandon December 26, 2017   Link

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