Suddenly like lightning, there is a doubt
Twenty-five was a good time but I'm older now
How did I get so lost in the middle of the night?
Oh where've you been all my life?

Around here, they pick me up and let me down
Pour some salt in your wounds and then lay you out
I've never seen anybody get out of this town for life

But I'd sure like to show you around
Where the moon lays the ocean down
But if you've got someone to see,
I don't mean to hold you up

When you finally finish feeling sorry for yourself
They come on and give you a reason to feel sorry for yourself
So I moved away from home to get away from it all
Found out the blues can follow me

I used to come home and play records on the tape deck
In a big old Buick like our fathers had
Turns out we're just like our fathers, babe, well look at that

And I'd sure like to show you around
This old heart loves you now
But if you've got someone to see,
I don't mean to hold you up

And I'd sure love to prove you wrong
That not everyone's trying to steal you love
So if you've got someone to be,
Well I'd sure love to show her around

Lyrics submitted by llscience, edited by Nikko86

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    My InterpretationI think the girl was his saving grace. He was lost, she came and because of her he found himself; but she was with someone.
    A song that's easy to relate to.
    TGAFAN1997on November 24, 2012   Link

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