From the album Stronger Than You Think

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Lyrics

Words and music by Michelle Malone

I went driving late last night to my old stomping ground
Looking for the place where I grew up and ran around
I pulled in the parking lot - i didn't recognize a thing
The pool was filled with concrete - drowning my memories

you can't go back to the old neighborhood
when you travel back in time it gets erased for good
cards clicking in your bike spokes, cap guns fights, your first smoke
on hallowed ground - in your home town - your stomping ground

I got out of my Plymouth in search of evidence
My heart was feeling heavy- I climbed through the chain-linked fence
The trail to school was grown over like we were never there
But I could hear your laughter filling up the cool night air

you can't go back to the old neighborhood
when you travel back in time it gets erased for good
skinny dipping, your first kiss, drinking gin and getting sick
on hallowed ground - in your home town - your stomping ground

I packed up my car to drive away from this cold town
Once it held my dreams, now it just holds me down

you can't go back to the old neighborhood
when you travel back in time - it gets erased for good
a bloody lip on the playground, secret notes get passed around
go with me, check yes or no, dam the creek, sharks n minnows
truth or dare, spin the bottle, your first toke, feeling the throttle
Carved initials in a tree, all your favorite memories
your stomping ground

(Lee Michelle Malone Music/ASCAP)