It was a long winter for Katie
and she had the worn look to show it
Her roof was old and leaking,
and she was tired of living below it

She didn’t know who lived above her
But this room below she knew too well
She’d read books of friends and lovers
and wanted stories of her own to tell

She had her long coat on
She had that look in her eye
She was wavin’ her hat in her hand
When she said ‘goodbye’

Her mama stood there gawking by the doorway
Would’ve never guessed she’d finally go
Saw her pack then leave behind her suitcase
sat forgotten in the melting snow

So Katie was away to find her freedom
The winter held her in and let her go
When they said it was a big world, she believed ‘em
but I guess some people have to see to really know


It was a long winter for Katie
But one day Katie had her chance
And back home they never could stop saying
How she left and barely gave them all a second glance...


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