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Just a Boy Away From Home

This song is by Mark Knopfler and appears on the album Down the Road Wherever (2018).

When I was just a boy I'd be kicking a tin
Take the short cut home through the loony bin
I never gave much thought to the souls in there
I was just a boy, too young to care

Well the years go by and you get to see
A dream's not the same as reality
Well a dream or two is going to crash and burn
And that's the way that you live and learn

Well it was late one night and I woke at two
And I lay there thinking the way you do
But it's a long dark night of the soul
When those thoughts are turning sad and old

And then outside on the empty street
I heard the sound of walking feet
Well it was just a boy away from home
And he was singing the song 'You'll Never Walk Alone'


Written by:

Mark Knopfler


Gerry & The Pacemakers had a #1 hit in England with a cover of the Rodgers/Hammerstein tune You'll Never Walk Alone (from the musical "Carousel"), later used as a sporting anthem for the Liverpool FC.

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