You stopped by to see me on your way out of town. You said you were headed west because the locals were bringing you down. As you sat across from me, I looked into your eyes. Then it hit, how much I'd miss my friend, as we said our good-byes.
I stood on the darkened sidewalk beneath a lamp that wasn't lit, As you drove your car away from me, My heart broke a little bit. I would never tell a young man never to explore, Because nobody could have held me back in my days of yesteryore.
A piece of me feels envy. I'm no longer a young man. If I were, then I would be with you, Hand in loving hand.
Maybe once in a while think of me, When. like a stallion, you roam free. When you kiss the pretty ponies, Give a kiss for me. As you blaze your fiery trail until you reach the ocean shore, Remember that my heart is with you And shall be evermore.
I have been on both sides of this song. Most recently when a friend went to make his way in California a few months ago. I wrote it just now in about twenty minutes. 5/30/15