Walking down the main street
Of the town where I was born
Looking at these things I've seen
So many times before
I take deep breath, smile
And kick a stone along the ground
Been so long, since I've been around

Well there's comfort in the way
That everything still looks the same
People that I bump into
They call me by my name
It almost feels as though I never
Even left this town
Been so long, since I've been around

And my girlfriend, she lived on Horton Street
Man, was she a sight
Sometimes I would sneak into her bedroom
Late at night
And now she's not there
I'm told her family long since left the town
Been so long, since I've been around

Yeah many of my friends
They found some place they'd rather be
But I still know one good mate
She gonna keep me company
Well I think I'm gonna call her up
We'll go and paint the town
Been so long, since I've been around

I stopped on by her place
Years ago I knew her well
Let's go drink to old times at the Adelaide Hotel
But she said it's twenty years now
Since they shut that old pub down
Been so long, since I've been around

Yeah but the hospital's still standing
Down by the river shore
That's the place where I took my first breath
So many years before
I take a deep breath now
And feel my chest begin to pound
Been so long, since I've been around

Now I'm lying by the river
Feeling lazy in the shade
Children shout and splash about
In water where I played
And I'm thinking I could stay a while
Maybe settle down
Been so long, since I've been around


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