Lyrics

where I Want To Stay

Not too far from where I was raised

Where crops grew up and livestock grazed

Where the “Rs” were taught and the Lord was praised

On all but the snowiest Sundays

 

Where I ran in the fields and biked on the roads

Where the big trucks passed with their heavy loads

Where I trapped and I fished and caught me toads

Loved Saturdays, and hated Mondays

 

Is a little town just like the one

Where I cried through the rain and laughed in the sun

From where I always wanted to run away

Well, now I wanna stay

 

Where I smell each season’s sweet perfume

Feel the breezes wander from room to room

Where I swing my rake and I sweep my broom

And grow some pretty flowers

 

And watch the sun passing ‘cross the sky

See the yellow hues of a butterfly

Hear the sounds of the birds as they fly by

And pass most blessed hours

 

It’s a little town just like the one

Where I cried through the rain and laughed in the sun

From where I always wanted to run away

Where now I wanna stay

 

How can I properly explain

The beaming sun, the gentle rain

The kind of peace a place can bring

Through summer, autumn, winter, spring

How can I justly express

When words mean little and sound like less

What an empty spot I can only fill

With woods and field and hill

 

Not too far from any one

Is a sacred spot under blessed sun

And a star-filled sky when day is done

Just down the road away

Where I’m not afraid to say

I think I'm always

Always gonna stay

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP