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She sat right down on the sofa
And said, "Where have you been, I've been waiting for you"
'Cause last night I had something so good
These days get so long and I got nothin' to do

I've been hanging around this town on a corner
I've been bummin' around this old town so long
I've been hanging around this town on a corner
I've been bummin' around this old town for way too long

We spent all day gettin' sober
Just hiding from daylight, watching TV, fading away
We just look a lot better in the blue light
Well you know I gotta get out but I'm stuck so tight
Weighed by the chains that keep me

Hanging around this town on a corner
I've been bummin' around this old town too long
I've been hanging around this town on a corner
I've been bummin' around this old town for way too long
Well everybody trip

You know man, I'm just, I'm just
I'm just tryin' to scurry up a little

This girl listens to the band play she says, "Where have you been?
I been lyin' right here on the floor, right here on the floor"
Well I got all this time to be waiting for what is mine to be hated
What I am after the light has faded

Hangin' around this town on a corner
I've been bummin' around this old town so long
I've been hanging around this town on a corner
I've been bummin' around this old town for way too, way

I've been hanging around this town on a corner
I've been bummin' around this old town for way too long
I've been hanging around this town on a corner
I've been bummin' around this old town for way
Way, way, way, way too long

Way, way, way, way too long
Way, way, way, way too long
Way, way, way, way too long
Way, way, way, way too long
Way, way, way, way too long
Way, way, way, way too long



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  • U
    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    To me, seems like a guy that is stuck in some situation and expresses his desire to get out, but no plan of action.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    I believe that this is about most people being chained down to their neighborhood or town, without a real chance to get out. I believe that the chorus essentially says that he has been at this one place way longer than he should and it is time he ventures on to somewhere else.

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