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-Can't Never Go Back-

Slow, Country Feel
-Key of D-

1) Can't never go back to where I was but maybe its better that way.  
'Cause whatever I had ain't there no more, just as it is today.  
And, I am missing...What I've never found. Though, I'll keep searching...  
Til I'm homeward bound.  
2) You can never go home again, a poet once said. 'Cause you'll never-  
ever feel 'IT' again. I don't know why the tides are always turning, but I'm  
praying 'til the Final Amen. So, now I'm staring...At a lonesome sky.  
And the Sun is fading...To Its Western lie.  
-Reintro-  
1) When you've had what was loved so close to feel the tenderness of Its  
warmth. Then again to pray, "Please, please stay." But, only stays  
the ghosts of want. And, I am missing...Something deep inside. But, now  
I'm fading...With that Western sky.  
2) Maybe come The Sweet Bye and Bye I will lift my eyes from this road  
of ruin I keep. Then the skies may reveal what has always been hidden,  
beyond these rivers, so deep. But, still I am missing...All what's gone.  
Seems, I've been running...Down this road, so long.  
-Chorus-  
-Seems, gone is gone and ain't never coming back no matter how hard you  
cry. I guess those days are lost to the Lord Above, though never did I say  
goodbye. And, all the places that have passed now fade to black, stalking  
the edges of night. As the sweat pours down from the Reigns of  
Heaven. Much to The Devil delight.-  
 And, still I'm  missing...What I've never found. But, I'll keep on  
searching...'Til I'm homeward bound.-  
-Reintro-  
1) I'll keep pluckin' this guitar over hills and dales to someplace of  
peaceful mind, -(rapid)- So, I'll be on my way knowing what I find will have  
Its given time. But, I'll keep searching...This desert ground.  
And, I will keep nothing...'Til I'm homeward bound.  
2) And, still I'm missing...Something deep inside. And I am wishing...  
For a place to hide. So, I'll on keep searching...For my old hometown.  
Still, miles to travel...Down this road I'm bound.  
-Instrumental-  
-Repeat Chorus-  
-Seems, gone is gone and ain't never coming back no matter how hard you  
cry. I guess those days are lost to The Lord Above, though never did I say  
goodbye. And, all the places that have passed now fade to black, stalking the  
edges of night. As the sweat pours down from the Reigns of Heaven  
much to The Devil's delight. And, still I'm missing...What I've never  
 found. But, I'll keep on searching...'Til I'm homeward bound.  
 
-Reintro and Add Instrumental of 1 Verse-  
 
2) Still, I am missing...Something deep inside. And, I am wishing...  
For a reason why. So, I'll keep on searching...For my old hometown.  
Still, miles to travel...Down this road I'm bound.  
 
-Continue This Chord Structure To Fadeout-
carpemax
Written by carpemax
Published | Edited 25th Jul 2019
Author's Note
Thomas Wolfe wrote, "You can never go home again." I first read that quote when I was a kid and it has resonated in me just about my whole life. In particular, I felt exactly what he was implying...
Thomas Wolfe wrote, "You can never go home again." I first read that quote when I was a kid and it has resonated in me just about my whole life. In particular, I felt exactly what he was implying when, after many years away from where I grew up, I went back to my old hometown to live and felt a sudden sadness, and a longing to recapture what I'd been missing. I lasted less than a year and left. Anyway, I finally put to music what you now see. Peace, Max
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