Time has washed away
And now I may wonder
How did it all slip by
Cause I always thought
We had forever
Future calls to me
To take me away from things
I don't want to leave behind
Like I'm slipping away
I can't hold on

Find that path alone
Crossroads lead me away
But that's not what worries me
I just want to know what's home

Through it all
My mind still wanders
To the one who touched my soul
Though her road leads away
She's still my
True love
I could believe

Will is not enough when all those
Lost days stand in the way
But she was
My hopes and dreams my
Whole world
I could believe

I still want to know
Who can see for me
Crossroads tell me

Now you'll have to trade
Your past away
And find another day
So is change a friend or an enemy

Through what comes to pass
I'll find my way
I've seen it all before
But is the best you can be
The best thing to be
Some people say
You're just wasting time
But that's not what worries me
I just want to know what's home


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    I agree with Frozen Dry Fly this is one of the best Offspring song written, besides "Dirty Majic".

    poolhallXjunkieon February 06, 2006   Link
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    Because it is sweet.

    FearAndLoathingon May 14, 2002   Link
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    this is one of the best offspring songs ever made and so what how many times its been viewed??? does it really matter? all that matters is a song that is sweet and has meaning and this one truely does!!!

    HawaiianBluPunkon June 17, 2002   Link
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    people gotta respect other people's opinion...

    i'm with you chorts 29... Offpsring was awesome... Ignition is one of my all time punk favorite records along with Kerplunk, Energy, and some others...

    However, yeah, their new stuff is crap...

    kapinnnon August 17, 2002   Link
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    great song, this is what i'm going through right now- im looking at going away to college next year and my girlfriend is going to be home. I love her to death and don't want to leave her, but i have to.

    rfuree11on May 11, 2003   Link
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    Does anyone know what are the lyrics after "I could believe"? I can't find them anywhere. The first time they could be "Still can I get her again". No idea about the second one.

    Jatkeon March 22, 2005   Link
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    great lyrics ! talks inside me! Some people say You're just wasting time But that's not what worries me I just want to know what's home

    this lyrics say it all!

    SEMIGODon April 03, 2006   Link
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    "But is the best you can be, The best thing to be"

    "Find that path alone"

    I think this song is about a person at a crossroads in their life and wantin to take the path that they think is best for them and not the path a parent/partner wants them to take. They maybe have the potential to be a lawyer, but would be much happier diggin holes in the road! They'll take the path that makes them happy.

    "I just want to know what's home" They want to be somewhere they feel they belong.

    ST_Craigon August 14, 2006   Link
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    To me this song is about how people come and go from your life. He has meet someone that he thinks is the one. He can't come to grips to speak to her, maybe his life wasn't in order, he thought he had plenty of time, but as it turns out they are pulled apart by different paths. He is broken up and can't let go, he thought he found love, a family, a home. But even though, he knows he needs to move on, he can't seem to let go.

    sobermindisawasted1on December 05, 2007   Link
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    dexter doesnt write many songs about himself but i think this one is. at one stage in his life he was at the crossroads in his career, science or music and he mentioned in an interview his parents used to say to him when are you going to get over this music stuff and get on with life.

    i think this song sounds a lot like his situation when he was at the crossroads in life, which was around about just before this album was done in the late 80's.

    yadavon July 19, 2008   Link

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