As I walked through the town where I had grown
With old friends beside me I felt alone.
We reached the place that had always eased stress
I still felt distant, apart from the rest.
Friends I had hung with, most every day
Seemed different, like strangers, so far away.
Mem'ries we shared were now parts of our past
But the friendship we had, just didn't last.
Everything had changed in what seemed like a night
And me standing there, I didn't feel right.
Chills frosted my spine, as winter winds blew
I just felt helpless with nothing to do.
I went to visit some old haunts of mine
For comfort they'd given time after time.
But what I found there wasn't what I sought,
Rather the wisdom I had to long fought.
Life doesn't let us stand still very long
And to stay the same I now know is wrong.
In my hand I hold the key to the door
And that is something I cannot ignore.