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Growing Pains

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Echoes of the memories

Rising from the streets

Visions of the past

Linger beneath my feet

Riding through a strange town

For years you called it home

The hour glass has run its course

Now the river runs all alone

It’s almost like a ghost town

So little seems the same

They plowed down some streets and homes

To widen the highway

There was a place we called downtown

Whose beauty was washed away

By a sea of tall buildings

Old cornerstones got in the way

So I close my eyes and I wonder

Drift thru the growing pains

All in the name of progress

All in the name of change

We clear the land of timber

And strip the land for coal

Pollute our lakes and rivers

And fill the skies with smoke

So I close my eyes and wonder

And drift thru the growing pains

All in the name of progress

All in the name of change

It doesn’t seem that long ago

When we were living there

One by one we moved on

Bought a ticket on a one way fare

Now the years would pass

Since we’d be back

Confused by all the change

Memories that we once had

Faded into grey

Tomorrow brings a new day

It’s so much like a dream

You live it for a moment

Then watch it slip away

I stand inside my emptiness

And watch the setting sun

Wishing I could fly away

But there’s no place left to run

So I close my eyes and I wonder

Drift thru the growing pains

All in the name of progress

All in the name of change

We clear the land of timber

And strip the land for coal

Pollute our lakes and rivers

And fill the skies with smoke

So I close my eyes and wonder

And drift thru the growing pains

All in the name of progress

All in the name of change

(To purchase this song or download the complete CD, contact gmaier56@hotmail.com)


About the author

Beasel Brothers

Greg Maier formed the Beasel Brothers in the late 1970s. The band played the college circuit and cut two demo tapes: Sunset Sessions 1986 and Living in the Past Lane. Today Maier plays small clubs and at private venues, covering many of the Beasel Brothers' songs as well as new solo material. He can be reached at gmaier56@hotmail.com. Contact the author.
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  • David Bergstedt

    This seems familiar. 🙂 Excellent tunes and lyrics. Highly recommended. Hope you guys keep music going.

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