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American Aquarium – Cape Fear River lyrics
[Verse 1]
Well I was born in the valley of the Cape Fear River
'Bout a thirty-minute drive to the south of Virginia
A north star of this great state
At least that's what the sign said

[Verse 2]
In a town where you either had or you didn't
My daddy worked a seven-to-five just to give me
A fighting chance to make it out
And not end up like him

[Pre-Chorus]
Well I ain't the man
Half the man my Daddy was
Half the man he wanted me to be

[Chorus]
So I packed up, cashed my chips and pointed that car east
No idea where I was going, anywhere but here’d worked for me
Somehow I still think I made him proud
Just by getting out

[Verse 3]
You either get locked up or you join the corps
You work the grill at Pete's Burgers and more
You buy a map and pick a spot
Drive as fast as you can

[Verse 4]
'Cause fallin' down here's all too real
Broken dreams and tobacco fields
Hollow shells with hardened eyes
That didn't make it out

[Verse 5]
They're either dropped out or knocked up
That high school girl that they thought they loved
Now their life revolves around
Diapers and DirecTV

[Pre-Chorus]
We aren't the men
We aren't the men our fathers were
We aren't the men they wanted us to be

[Chorus]
So I packed up, cashed my chips and pointed that car east
No idea where I was going, anywhere but here'd worked for me
Somehow I still think I made him proud
Just by getting out

[Verse 1]
Well I was born in the valley of the Cape Fear River
'Bout a thirty-minute drive to the south of Virginia
The north star of this great state
At least that's what the sign said

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