Main Street

by Jamie Polen

Genre: Country

Lyrics

Main Street runs a quarter mile
Splits the town straight end to end
The city limit signs that mark the lines on either side
They are the bars, the cage she’s living in

She’s always dreamed of being a dancer
The city lights and the center stage
She asks her Daddy please, he doesn’t even answer
She just hangs her head and cries, never tries to make a change

But it’s about time
That you either give up or you give up waiting for a free ride
To come on…

You’ve got your heart set stone hard
Regret’ll never get you further than a fish in a bowl
All you need is your dream, a bus ticket and a credit card
Or these same old streets are all you’ll ever know
The life you’re looking for’s not far away, but you’ve got a long, long way to go

His Momma died when he was twenty
Sent his whole world in a spin
He locked the door for days and drowned it out in a drunken haze
‘Fore he came down the funeral came and went

Six years later he’s still hiding
And fighting with a ghost that’s all his own
His Dad and brothers call on holidays, but he blows ‘em off
‘Cause he’s too ashamed to face ‘em but to proud to let it go

And it’s a fine line
You’ve gotta give up walking
Gotta give up waiting for the right time,
So come on

Don’t let your heart set stone hard
Regret’ll never get you further than a fish in a bowl
Don’t pack a thing, all you need’s a bus ticket and a credit card
Or this weight you shoulder’s all you’ll ever know
The home you’re longing for’s not far away, but you’ve got a long, long way to go

Somewhere there’s a spotlight waiting
Somewhere there’s an empty chair
Somewhere in between you swear your dreams vanished in the air
But if there’s one thing that I know
It’s that the only way to know is being there

You’ve got your heart set stone hard, regret’ll never get you further than a fish in a bowl
Don’t pack a thing, all you need’s a bus ticket and a credit card
Or this weight you shoulder’s all you’ll ever know
The life you’re longing for’s not far away, but you’ve got a long, long way to go

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