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Ten Foot Pole – Old Man lyrics

You tell me of a place
Where everybody knew their neighbors
All the families helped eachother
And no one ever locked their doors
You tell me no one locked their doors
Old man please stay a while
I know at first I seemed too busy
But now I'll make the time
Stay and tell me one more story
Tell me about the time
You ditched school to go fishing
You thought the branch would hold
Your neighbour pulled you from the river
He helped you wash your clothes and
Stitch the hole in your trousers and
Your mom never knew
Why he giggled when he saw you
A place where no one locks their doors
A place where no one locks their doors
You tell me that you would show me
Only now it is too late
I would like to build a community
Only now it is too late
Things can never be the way they were before
You can't go back to how things were before
Once the trust is gone
Once the trust is gone
Once the trust is gone you'll lock the door
I can imagine that life
But it seems so far from real
It's just like a story that's the kind of life
I've never known
Old man you're leaving now
Taking with you the things
I wonder where you're going
And if it would be like you're own home
I hope you find the place you're looking for

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