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Hello there
My old friend
Not so long ago
It was 'til the end

We played outside
In the pouring rain
On our way up the road
We started over again

You're livin' a dream
As though you're on top
My mind is achin'
And Lord it won't stop

That's how it's happened
Livin' life by the drop

Up and down that road
In our worn out shoes
Talkin' 'bout good thangs
And singin' the blues

You went your way
And I stayed behind
We both knew
It was just a matter of time

Livin' a dream
As though you're on top
My mind is achin'
And Lord it won't stop

That's how it happens
Livin' life by the drop

No waste of time
We're alive today
Turnin' up the past
There's no easier way

Time's been between us
A means to an end
God it's good to be here
Walkin' together my friend

Livin' our dream...
My mind stopped achin'...

That's how it happened
Livin' life by the drop

That's how it happened
Livin' life by the drop

That's how it happened
Livin' life by the drop...



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    Tim DaffinJun 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    this was the first song I learned to play I had no ideal that it would be a big part of my sobriety.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    I think it's about the bottle. Life in it and out of it. Sounds like friends walked away, so you walk from the bottle. Your friends may not come back, the bottle never wanted you to leave. It's waiting with open arms and flowers...

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