Papa Joe 
My Ex-Hometown
My Ex-Hometown {2009 by Joe Kretschmer]

Last summer I took a trip, back to the town where I grew up
It'd been more than thirty years since I was there
I expected a whole lot of change, but, you know, everything just looked the same
I know it sounds funny but I felt a little scared

Suddenly I was a kid again, walkin' home from school
Fresh from a day of hell to pay, feelin' like a fool...

I came to my senses and told myself, that was a long time ago
I'm a whole different person now
But what I'd felt I couldn't deny, no matter how hard I tried
Those feelings rose to the surface, somehow

The more I thought about my former life, the more it seemed like an old ex-wife
I made mistakes, and paid the price, of course
So I cursed that school and my old town; took one last look around
I stood my ground and filed my divorce

I left my ex-hometown behind; the open highway freed my mind
Headed back to the town that I call home
When I got there I felt so free; it was a new lease on life for me
Those old memories would finally leave me alone

Some folks still love their old hometown, some even chose to stick around
I can't argue with their means and ends
But ever since I made the split, I think so much better of it
My ex-hometown and I can still be friends
Yeah, my ex-hometown and I finally made amends...
Lyrics Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Music Credits: Joe Kretschmer
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Performance Credits: Joe Kretschmer
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Short Song Description:
Thoughts on my old hometown
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Story Behind the Song:
Song Length: 3:02
Primary Genre: Folk-General
Secondary Genre: Classical-General
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal