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You can't go home again

Updated on November 15, 2014

I went back to the house
Where I was raised
The place looked a lot smaller
The in those gone by days
The grass was not mowed
Flower beds were full of weeds
They had even cut down
The old sycamore tree
The porch where I sat with my girlfriend
On those hot summer nights
Was all littered
With hastily discarded bikes
The house looked in need
Of a new coat of paint
How could the new owners
Let the memories fade away

Fade away
Can't go back to the
Way it was
Time forces the past to
Fade away, fade away

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As I stood there a lot of
Emotions ran through my mind
Gone was that special place
My heart was hoping to find
And with it all the memories
That were created there for me
I could not catch one glimpse
Of the past I came to see
With one last look I got in the car
And started the engine
And thought it might be true
You can't go home again

Source

I went back to the house
Where I was raised
The place looked a lot smaller
The in those gone by days

Fade away
Can't go back to the
Way it was
Time forces the past to
Fade away, fade away

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    • Babbyii profile image

      Barb Johnson 2 years ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

      It is beautiful Whitt. And timeless too. We're always growing and grow far beyond our past, hopefully. It's the way of life.

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      mycml56 5 years ago

      so true...

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      D.Juris Stetser 5 years ago from South Dakota

      L ove this. I'm from Philly, and moved across the country but Philly, and all it stands for...the galleries, museums. Revolutionary war history are in my heart forever. I've gone back several times and it's true, you can't go home again but for me, it's because of the people that I experienced all those places with. Keep the memories in your heart Whitt. I love the images you created here.. Beautiful work. Following you, now... dotti

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      Nikki Major 5 years ago

      Beautiful Whitt....

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Voted Up and Beautiful!!!