Oh, Lou- I'd like to let you know that I do not feel welcome.
All the birds, the trees, the falling snow
No they were not made for me.
And though this is where her heart resides we met in California
She saw a city's promise reaching through my eyes
And she turned herself away

Well, how I curse that western skyline
And yet I thank it for my start
But oh Lou, though my dreams did not come true; no they only came apart

So I followed her here to Birmingham, where the soil is so much richer
And though my aching pride might guide my hand, she did not ask for me to come
So now I wait for her all through the day, as if I wait for her surrender
And every time I get her to look my way, she says I'm not where I belong

But I watch her father preach on Sundays
I know the hymnals all by heart
But oh, Lou, though my dreams did not come true; no they only came apart

Ohhhh, oh oh oh oh
Ohhhh, oh oh oh oh
Ohhhh, oh oh oh oh
Ohhhh, oh oh oh oh

Oh the snowfall this time of year, it's not what Birmingham is used to
I get the feeling that I brought it here, and now I'm taking it away
So let's share one more drink together, before I go reload my cart
But oh, Lou, no my dreams did not come true — no they only came apart

Ohhhh, oh oh oh oh
Take me ho—
Ohhhh, oh oh oh oh —ome.
Ohhhh, oh oh oh oh
Ohhhh, oh oh oh oh


Lyrics submitted by blueisthecolor8, edited by MadsCH

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    General CommentAlso as a long time Ham-ian. Snow fall in birmingham, that line. Brilliant. Anyone whos from the Ham will instantly understand this line. this song is simply amazing. but for its meaning... i think its just simply what hes saying, hes following a girl from cali back to the ham, and it didnt seem to work out. Amazingly sung song. love this band.

    ps. as for the soil line mrtito, i think its more along the lines of him talking about the feeling of birmingham, not so much the soil. i think its more of a metaphor then a actual term.
    cromeo8294on March 27, 2011   Link

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