1. Hometown Blues

From the recording Sound Tracks

Another remarkable performance by Bill Lestock. Recording, producing and playing everything except my guitar.


Hometown Blues
There is a corner of Ohio It’s where I used to call home
Till I moved to this city To find a life writing songs
I’m surrounded by buildings I’m out walking alone
My minds’ in the country And the town I came from

See those birds on the wire They should be headed down south
Maybe they lost their way Or got on a wrong route
This grey rain keeps falling As I wonder about
I hear it’s snowing in Ohio, I watch this rain pouring down

Sometimes you do What you have to do
Some choices you make Some are made for you
I need a moment just to stop The time to slow down
When something gets lost That’s when the value is found

I love the sound of the silence
When the snow’s falling down
The soft light from the shack
When they are boiling sap down
I miss the glow of the moonlight
On the snow covered ground
I miss my life in Ohio
Not the likes of this town

There is comfort in the country Open space all around
Not the rush of a city Or the push of this crowd
I’m going to head back up north If it’s the last thing I do
Find a home in the Ohio in the town that I once knew

But there is trouble in Ohio
I heard it last night on the news
I guess nothing stays the same
Like we want it to
I’m going to head back up north if it’s the last thing I do
Find my life in Ohio
Kick these hometown blues C/5