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You're the kid from down the street
The one we used to greet
And we're glad that it turned out good
We're pleased that you've done well
But maybe you could tell
Us, in person, like real friends should
Because it doesn't take that much
And then you find you're out of touch
With the people that you called friends
So maybe now it's time
You should drop them a line, yeah
It's time to make amends

You shouldn't take it for granted
The roots that you planted will be fine
You should make it a mission
To go back and check from time to time....

Break out, play about
But don't leave out
People where you started it from
Break out, play about
But don't leave out
People where you started it from

It didn't take that much
To say you'd keep in touch
But how many people do?
They're the one's that got you there
Doesn't mean you have to care
I guess that bit's up to you
They're the best days of your life
The time you learned your wrongs and rights
No money can buy you those
So hold on to your past
You gotta make those friendships last
Coz the good time comes and goes


Growing up, getting old
Don't wanna be, left in the cold
A different place, a newer face
You're sinking fast, without a trace
It only takes, a little while
To call 'em up, and make 'em smile....




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    General CommentI like this song. It makes me think that you shouldn't take your friends for granted, treat them right. im surprised it hasn't got any comments.
    Deadlysinnerson October 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i love this song every time i hear it it just makes me wanna go out with my mates : )
    spunge_madon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt kinda makes you think about 'how many people do' stay in touch with their friends. People tend to gradually drift apart and forget about those who they grew up with. Sad, really.
    chakra8on May 13, 2006   Link

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