My mother had a Mexican boyfriend
He stole a car once or twice before
He got busted at the Best Budget Inn
I found my way to the door
I couldn't take any more

Lived with my sister and her second husband
South of the river and off the grid
I went to work with my cousin
Just like the rest of us kids
I tried to keep it all hid

Chorus:
That seems so long ago
I swore I'd never let it show, but I kinda did
The years can slip away
When you're trying to get away, and I never did

I got tired of country living
And tryin' to make a new batch of friends
It's hard to give when there's no givin'
I stuck my thumb in the wind
Nothin' against my kin

I headed back to where I started
Pawned everything that I could pawn
I guess I thought they'd be open-hearted
They never knew I was gone
I just kept moving along

Repeat Chorus

I worked the day and the night life
I drilled the bars and I drilled the ground
One for pay, one for the good times
One of 'em's still hanging 'round
I put the other one down

That seems so long ago
I swore I'd never let it show, but I kinda did
The years can slip away
When you're trying to get away, and I finally did
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The Years Lyrics

Cross Canadian Ragweed – The Years Lyrics