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Hometown Boys (Roy Payne) video
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©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

I went back to my old hometown a week ago,
And I tried to find some friends I used to know;
But I got the same answer at every door,
I'm sorry, they don't live here anymore.

The old school house was wrecked
so they could build
A neon-flashing, all-night bar and grill;
And that old oak tree
where we had carved our names,
Had disappeared just like childhood games.

Tommy Johnson, Raymond Bronson,
Bill and Theda Moore,
Not a single hometown boy lives there anymore.

Two acres swept by the Lord's own hand,
Was my dad's description for our piece of land;
But other hands had wanted on the sea,
And cement now lays
where once the grass grew free.

The sign said, "Goodbye. Call again,
'Cause in this town you'll always find a friend."
So I slowly let the teardrops fill my eyes,
In memory of every hometown boy.

Tommy Johnson, Raymond Bronson,
Bill and Theda Moore,
Not a single hometown boy lives there anymore.
Not a single hometown boy lives there anymore.

####.... Roy Payne of Trout River, NL ....####
Recorded by Roy Payne (Roy Payne No.2, trk#9, 1970 LP, Paragon Records, Toronto, Ontario, distributed by Marathon Music Inc, Scarborough, Ontario); and (Million Dollar Maple Leaf, trk#4, 2003 CD, Condor Records HC-4430, Scarborough, Ontario, distributed by Heritage Music, Scarborough, Ontario).

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