Baby came home with a pamphlet
From some trade school in Dallas
Said her uncle will help with tuition
Says that I need a new job
She says that we need more money
But I’m not sure what I can do
I wasn’t cut out for college
And there aren’t many jobs around here

I used to look up at the sky
At night and wish upon stars
But the light pollution has reached me now
Here at the edge of the sprawl

We were twenty years old when we married
And she was expecting our child
So I got this job at the city
Ten years that I’ve been here now
Got a trailer out by the highway
And I even built us a porch
And sometimes at night she just sits there
Watching the cars rolling by
I used to look up at the sky
At night and wish upon stars
But the light pollution has reached me now
Here at the edge of the sprawl

I think that she’s here ‘cause she’s guilty
She’d leave if I gave her the chance
And sometimes I think that she blames me
For killing all of her pretty dreams
But kid needs his momma and daddy
He doesn’t know that he’s poor
And he doesn’t know she don’t love me
he’s still just an innocent boy

I used to look up at the sky
At night and wish upon stars
But the light pollution has reached me now
Here at the edge of the sprawl


Most days I don’t even argue
No they have become a routine
I just go to work and I come home
Maybe I’ll watch some tv
We go to a bar on our date night
We get drunk and try to feel young
But we know that those days are past us
Just trying to squeeze out some fun

I used to look up at the sky
At night and wish upon stars
But the light pollution has reached me now
Here at the edge of the sprawl

Our boy is big and strong now
He just turned ten years old
Threw him a party last weekend
Bought a new baseball glove
Twilight, summer and june bugs
And we’re playing catch in the yard
He dreams that he’ll be in the big leagues
The kid’s got a pretty good arm

I used to look up at the sky
At night and wish upon stars
But the light pollution has reached me now
Here at the edge of the sprawl

I wonder as he’s getting older
If he’ll start to know what I am
I’m hoping that he don’t resent me
I’d give him the world if I could
On the door of the refrigerator
A project the he did for school
Says that his hero is daddy
Well I hope he don’t end up like me
‘Cause I used to look up at the sky
At night and wish upon stars
But the light pollution has reached me now
Here at the edge of the sprawl




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