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I spent all last summer trying to figure out
Where I was headed next,
What I could still call mine.

And on the last day of July,
He stepped off the porch for one last time,
He wouldn't look at me instead,
He just sort of shrugged and waved goodbye.
On August first I packed the last box,
Shoved it in and slammed the door.
I took up North on 57, the way I did before.

And it keeps getting clearer.
A gentle reminder:
Nothing's changed.
The miles don't really matter,
Because there's no place far enough away.

Fall brought a familiar reputation,
After being so assured I could escape it

And so my first Chicago winter proved not much different from the rest.
Now I mark each new morning by whose bed I climbed out of last.
For every night spent at the bar when I told myself I didn't mind.
And now I know the wind is in, the cold is staying in the city this time.

And it keeps getting clearer.
A gentle reminder:
Nothing's changed.
The miles don't really matter,
Because there's no place far enough away.

It occurred to me last night,
While I was waiting for the train,
It's been since the sixth of last October
That I've kept my arms clean.
But if I thought this was starting over,
I should've known I'd be the same.
I should remember this is all I am,
This is all I'll ever be.


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    General Commentthank you! i heard this song years ago, and i knew the lyrics but i could never find what song it was (i was given the wrong song name)

    now i can finally listen to it again:)
    big_kon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMAN! This was on a PROPS Road Fools vid, and they named it wrong! they said it was Detroit-lite, which is another cool Sarge song, but this is the one I was after! WOOO
    dismembermenton June 23, 2003   Link

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