When I Was a Boy

by Adam Remnant

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When I Was a Boy when I was a boy I would play night and day and I could see a world of make believe the heroes I wanted to be when I was a boy I spoke like a boy but now those ways have come to an end and I couldn’t wait just to understand what it means to be a man when I was a boy when I was a boy ghost riding my bike afraid of girls I liked and I would stare at the way she wore her hair at the way she smiled so sweet when I was a boy I would stare at the wall I would wait for her to call, of course she wouldn’t but maybe she was waiting on me waiting on a man when I was a boy when I was a boy I would hide, I knew how to escape from danger and I was aware even then that the world’s not fair I wondered why I should care at all when I was a boy I merely survived but surviving turned me into a man and now I find hope, faith, and love abide still I long for the time when I was a boy
2.
There Beside Me I want to quit my job but I’m afraid I might not find another one who wants to come home tired, aching to the bone? Susan, I’m tired none of this comes easy in fact it comes hard still if I’d never met you I would still be looking for you in the coldest winter I dream of green leaves blooming and you are there beside me you are there beside me I want to split this town and run away oh but where would I go? who wants to be a stranger? feeling all alone Susan, I’m a stranger none of this comes easy in fact it comes hard still if I’d never met you I would still be looking for you in the coldest winter I dream of green leaves blooming and you are there beside me you are there beside me none of this comes easy in fact it comes hard still if I’d never met you I would still be looking for you in the darkest hour I am dreaming of the dawning and you are there beside me you are there beside me you are there beside me
3.
Don't Take Me for Granted I watch the daylight fade I watch the seasons change I see your face showing your age as you stare off in the distance I wonder what you’re thinking about I wonder if you’ll ever figure out the difference between what you profess and what you exhibit don’t take me for granted don’t leave me behind when you get distracted keep me in your mind you say that you love me but I’ve become disenchanted with the way that you treat me don’t take me for granted maybe I don't expect enough but I'm certainly not asking much when all I ask of you is a little recognition some nights I leave the house without my phone and wander through the streets on my own it feels good just to be alone with no sense of direction don’t take me for granted don’t leave me behind when you get distracted keep me in your mind you say that you love me but I’ve become disenchanted with the way that you treat me don’t take me for granted you’ll be sorry don’t take me for granted
4.
Monday Morning Monday morning I wish I was sleeping in I just can’t begin another day again maybe I’ll just call in sick maybe I’ll just call it quits just let me be worry free on Monday morning Monday morning I got work to do things to attend to reminded of responsibilities ‘til I’m down on my knees just let me be worry free on Monday morning considering my circumstance I don’t stand much of a chance I’m sorry seeing that my hands are tied to a debt I must abide I’m sorry you’ll be sorry hear it from a friend beware of the hand that lends Monday morning I shouldn't sing your blues you’re just a little bruise my wife reminds me that so many have it worse as I make my blessings out to be a curse and I know she's right but still I whine over Monday morning over Monday morning over Monday morning
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Rocking Chair she’s in my mind and I’m in hers as if some wish we made became a curse what felt so good at one time starts to hurt gonna need another wish before things get even worse oh, won’t you offer me guidance? before it is too late oh I won’t suffer in silence don’t you wait for that right day to come rocking chair, I am pleading undo any spell that has been cast in me surely, you know now how I am feeling oh rocking chair please set me free oh rocking chair please set me free I’m in her dreams and she’s in mine as if our lives are intertwined I can still see her there back in the pines under the half-moon and north star as it shines oh, won’t you offer me guidance? before it is too late oh I won’t suffer in silence don’t you wait for that right day to come rocking chair, I am pleading undo any spell that has been cast in me surely, you know now how I am feeling oh rocking chair please set me free oh rocking chair please set me free
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Rewriting Tomorrow he understands he brings his troubles on himself as he wonders how another choice might have felt and he secretly admits to himself he needs help but wonders who's left to turn to and so what are you grieving? what do you need? you know there’s no relieving a hunger that feeds he tried to wait it out ‘til he was down on his knees vowing to rewrite tomorrow she disregards all the plans that she’s made and sees to it that all her bills are paid as she steps off the stage from the role she has played so well so long and so what are you grieving? what do you need? by the time she left Cleveland she had little to leave but she understood she had to get herself free if she wanted to rewrite tomorrow and now he’s suffering those long shot blues he went and paid the rent before he paid his dues now any little dream he might like to pursue stands beyond the horizon and so what are you grieving? what do you need? you know the cost of living here is more than it seems once the month is up you’re just a mouth to feed trying to rewrite tomorrow she regrets ever getting involved but a troubled man has a certain kind of draw that makes her feel as if all her problems are solved by attending to another and so what are you grieving? what do you need? there will be no retrieving the things that you leave when you gotta get out you just grab what you need if you want to rewrite tomorrow despite the fear of being alone they’re both glad to be free now and on their own choosing their destination and the road that will take them there and so what are you grieving? what do you need? in those early years we were so happy and that’s what I will miss more than anything as I go and rewrite tomorrow

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released July 29, 2016

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Adam Remnant is a singer-songwriter of the folk & rock variety from Ohio.

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