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Song Lyrics - Our Old Stomping Grounds

Updated on April 13, 2011

I went for a drive today
I couldn't stop thinking about you
I saw that old bar
I wondered if they missed us too

It felt strange being there
I thought you'd walk through the door
But whose kiddin' who?
I guess it's not like before

Our old stomping grounds
I just had to look
Our memories are there
Just like some old book

The waitresses seemed to know me
I could read their minds
Where's that pretty girl?
Ya'll seemed to have good times

A crowded place felt empty
That was our place, not mine
Guess I'll pay the bill
I'm tired of once upon a time

Maybe I should leave town
I got no future; I got no plan
With closed eyes and a closed mind
Don't want to think about your new man

Our old stomping grounds
I just had to look
Our memories are there
Just like some old book

There's no place I can go
Does she feel the same?
Just one more night together
Maybe I can light that old flame

 

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      Mark Lecuona 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Teylina - I'm glad we agree...

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      Teylina 7 years ago

      I'm glad you agree on that point because I got the definite feeling from someone that we were "wallowing in self" if we wrote from that perspective. I don't necessarily think that's true; you've said it perfectly. Thanks again for a great hub, and now your comment!

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      Mark Lecuona 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Teylina - I've seen that dignity before in people who suffered through a great loss... there is something that comes over you; the true feeling of life... Neil Young once said: "Sooner or later it all gets real" and I totally agree; unfortunately at times pain is the most real feeling we get but love also makes us feel alive... especially love that creates incredible vulnerability because we don't want that pain of loss. I agree with you that writing is not wallowing... instead it is controlling the pain; you let it out which is necessary so it doesn't come out on it's own which can be at inopportune moments...

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      Teylina 7 years ago

      Oh, so true, but I think, so will 'you' -- so sorry you've had to endure so much--you said it with "dignity" -- such an awesome word and it does indicate more than anything how we handle our own problems and how we are remembered. Take care of yourself, my friend. Keep up you writing--if it helps you even half as much as those of us who read it, you're passing the dignity test w/pizzaz! I feel for those who can't see past their own pain, which I learned to do long, long ago--and I know you have, too. Writing about them doesn't mean we are wallowing in them. Often our writings, I believe, are by seeing someone else in pain!

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      Mark Lecuona 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Teylina - I hear you... we just have to keep rolling with the punches. It's not always easy but I have found that there is some strength inside of myself (it came through when I found out I had cancer) that carries me... I guess I look for dignity in the struggle... remember... nobody will remember how you felt but they will remember how you responded...

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      Teylina 7 years ago

      Always - have been many years, but the occasional day-to-day issues in this world have a way of stabbing my soul for a few moments! - NP - I'm fine! My prose is just a short, quick catharsis, which I used to keep to myself. Thanks for the concern. I, too, read much into others; hopefully, it makes me a better person to be aware they are more likely much worse off than I.

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      Mark Lecuona 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Teylina - cool... I'm glad you're ok...

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      Teylina 7 years ago

      Not to worry. Had by the time I got it written. Trouble w/ptsd is it tends to come back when least expected--even if only for just a few moments!

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      Mark Lecuona 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @breakfastpop - thanks man... it feels real because it is real... been there you know? I wrote another one called Drive-by Yesterdays... it sounds like stalking but really it's just the same as putting on your old song and going back there...

      @Teylina - I hope things are better now... I don't want to take you back if you need to move forward but we all have to deal with the end of happy times. But we need to move on too...

      @Nayomi - thank you... the memories are there and this person is not ready to move on... even the waitresses see how life has changed...

      @Johnny Love - thanks. You have to know when it's over and if there is something still there. Sometimes it's over because it's just not the right fit and you have to be honest about that. It's not so easy when you realize that you didn't know what you had and that you are to blame. Will they give you another chance? Sometimes you don't have that option and it hurts....

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      Johnny Love 7 years ago

      I have seen friends try to spark a past they can't let go of. A time when life was easy, a time when they were stronger. Great way of painting a song within ones soul reminding them(me)that it's okay to be who I am today. Wonderful yet again.

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      Nayomi 7 years ago

      Awesome job again... It is bit sad but true sadness there, missing the feeling of love, and been loved, it is there..... And the time of silence is there... Time or new plans.... it is also there..... IT is a lovely job with soft loving memories.... Awesome~

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      Teylina 7 years ago

      I'm just pulling out of 'raw and real,' as brkfstp said. Trying to break thru to new cycle by reading, and what do I find? This! OMG, SP! Awesome!

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      The emotions in this piece are so raw and real, that I feel the pain. Well done.

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