From the album Flypaper for Freaks

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The World's Passed Us By

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Lyrics

Went back to my hometown
Checking out the old stomping ground
Boy times they have changed
I was just a little boy
Papa said "son don't be coy
The world she's just passin' us by"

I was only seventeen
Thought I knew everything
Yeah i'd show that world I was king
I was a sucker for a pretty face
just a boy trying to get on base
That world it was worlds away

Papa was right what he told me that night
Son the world she's just passin us by
Mama said a prayer for me
My soul to be set free
Son we're gone in the blink of an eye

We partied on old park point
Sippin beers and smoking joints
The cops would come and shoo us away
Mama said a prayer for me
Someday son I hope you'll see
The world she's just passin you by
See they tore the old school down
Everything seems smaller now
And the world's she's still passin me by
It's all become a parking lot
Fading memories is all I got
And pictures from that old magazine

chorus

Things have changed yet stayed the same
A different face a different name but the
World she's still passin us by
The sun comes up another day
Mama folds her hands to pray and the
World she's still passin us by

Papa was right what he told me that night
Son the world she's just passin us by
Mama said a prayer for me
My soul to be set free son
We're gone in the blink of an eye
Yeah the world has passed us by
It's time to say goodbye
It's time to fly up to the sky
To the sky to the sky to the sky