Tennessee Girl

Some nowhere town, up in the hills

 

was once your kingdom to roam.

 

Under lush trees and flowered meadows

 

you chased dragons and rainbows.

 

Once you were a dreamer like me.

 

 

So far from there now;

 

your face is on our movie screens

 

and your smiling face on magazines.

 

I am still the same, watching the world

 

come at me from a glowing TV.

 

 

And my nowhere town grows smaller

 

and my children all grow so much taller.

 

Same old job that I’ve had since high school.

 

You’re a goddess, a matinee queen.

 

 

Does the twilights of fire flies fill your mind?

 

Or the summer afternoons bathing in a stream?

 

It’s what’s left for me; would you take them back?

 

Would you sit with me at the run down bar

 

and talk about your day over a pitcher of beer?

 

 

Some nowhere town, up in the hills

 

was once your kingdom to roam.

 

Under lush trees and flowered meadows

 

you chased dragons and rainbows.

 

Once you were a dreamer like me.

 

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