The ol’ home town is sure in trouble it looks like it must have doubled
It’s citysize since I been gone
The Neighbors all are full of killing two million people willing
To die for something they have never known
The city streets of drunks junk and stone
A heaven made in hell they call their home

Yes it’s gone like the life of a child when it turn its back on your mind
Tommorrow has no home sweet home look what they’ve done to mind
It’s just faded into time

[ fiddle ]
Grandfather’s watch he gave me is just another mem’ry
That I have kept the way it always was
And ever since he died it just wont run
I always knew I was his favorite one

That old house we used to live in the root is falling in
Like every other one along the block
It took twenty years to pay and ten to rot
That says it’s all just a better off forgot

Yes it’s gone like the life of a child…