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I was just a small boy in a northern Newfie town,
Wide eyes and big dreams of leaving home;
Didn't want to wait till I was old enough to wander,
So I travelled in my mind when I was alone.

I'd daydream 'bout the bright lights and big cities,
And I'd lay awake at night waiting for the time,
When I could pack my bags, and I could head out for adventure,
Never dreamin' once about what's behind.

I'm just dreamin' of the road that's leavin' home,
Somewhere out there I just want to roam;
Starin' out the window at the water, trees, and stone,
And dreamin' of the road that's leavin' home.

Well, I finally hit the age of adult freedom,
Could see if now I'd make it on my own;
No worries, cares, or anyone to guide me,
It wasn't long before the turns I took were wrong.

And I spent some nights behind the gates of freedom,
Was my first taste of loneliness and fear;
A-and Monday morning they said, boy, you're leavin',
And I swore that I would never go back there.

But that's the cracks upon a road that's leavin' home,
This dreamin' ain't so easy all alone;
I've been starin' out this window at the water, trees and stone,
And dreamin' of the road that takes me home.

Well, years have passed by since I left that small town,
I'm back there many thousand miles away;
And I settled on in this one room apartment,
Wishin' I was leaving here today.

'Cause I miss my mom and dad and all my family,
I miss starin' at the water, trees and stone;
And my mind drifts back to many years ago now,
Back to when I dreamed of leaving home.

But, now I pray upon a road that takes me home,
I'm tired of bein' out here all alone;
The age upon my face shows all the agony and stones,
That I faced upon the highway leaving home.

Now I pray I'm on a road that takes me home.

####.... Bob Porter. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Talk Of The Rock (Wave The Flag, trk#10, 1997, produced by Dennis Sheehan and Bob Porter, recorded at Cramer Bros. Studios, Edmonton, Alberta).

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Intro: [A]
I was just a [D] small boy in a [A] northern Newfie [F#m] town,
[A] Wide eyes and big [E] dreams of leaving [A] home;
Didn't want to [D] wait till I was [A] old enough to [F#m] wander,
So I [A] travelled in my [E] mind when I was [A] alone.

I'd daydream 'bout the [D] bright lights and big [A] cities, [F#m]
And I'd [A] lay awake at [E] night waiting for the [A] time,
When I could pack my [D] bags, and I could [A] head out for ad- [F#m] venture,
[A] Never dreamin' [E] once about what's [A] behind.

Chorus 1:
I'm just dreamin' of the [D] road that's leavin' [A] home, [F#m]
[A] Somewhere out there [E] I just want to [A] roam;
Starin' out the [D] window at the [A] water, trees, and [F#m] stone,
And [A] dreamin' of the [E] road that's leavin' [A] home.

Well, I finally hit the [D] age of adult [A] freedom, [F#m]
Could [A] see if now I'd [E] make it on my [A] own;
No worries, cares, or [D] anyone to [A] guide me, [F#m]
It wasn't [A] long before the [E] turns I took were [A] wrong.

And I spent some nights be- [D] hind the gates of [A] freedom, [F#m]
Was [A] my first taste of [E] loneliness and [A] fear;
A-and Monday morning [D] they said, boy, you're [A] leavin', [F#m]
And I [A] swore that I would [E] never go back [A] there.

Chorus 2:
But that's the cracks upon a [D] road that's leavin' [A] home, [F#m]
This [A] dreamin' ain't so [E] easy all [A] alone;
I've been starin' out this [D] window at the [A] water, trees and [F#m] stone,
And [A] dreamin' of the [E] road that takes me [A] home.

Well, years have passed by [D] since I left that [A] small town, [F#m]
I'm [A] back there many [E] thousand miles [A] away;
And I settled on in [D] this one room [A] apartment, [F#m]
[A] Wishin' I was [E] leaving here [A] today.

'Cause I miss my mom and [D] dad and all my [A] family, [F#m]
I miss [A] starin' at the [E] water, trees, and [A] stones;
And my mind drifts back to [D] many years a- [A] go now, [F#m]
[A] Back to when I [E] dreamed of leaving [A] home.

Chorus 3:
And now I pray I'm on a [D] road that takes me [A] home, [F#m]
I'm [A] tired of bein' [E] out here all [A] alone;
The age upon my [D] face shows all the [A] agony and [F#m] stones,
That [A] I faced upon the [E] highway leavin' [A] home.

Outro:
Now I pray I'm on a [D] road that takes me [A] home.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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