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Glenna Bell: Music

Could've Been My Friend

(Glenna Bell)
January, 2005
Copyright Glenna Bell (ASCAP)

Chorus Watching them pack up your things to send back, headed back home to Kansas. I never knew you, but it�s clear to me you were living your life all alone, and you could�ve been my friend. On cloudy days I think of you; I wonder what your life was like. How did you find your way all the way down here? And why did you stay here so long � Out on your own � so far from home? This city is dark and lonely, and the concrete never seems to end. And the faces you see on the streets every day drift away like the wind that carries your spirit away, back to Kansas. Chorus Watching them pack up your things to send back, headed back home to Kansas. I never knew you, but it�s clear to me you were living your life all alone, and you could�ve been my friend. Some days I feel so confused. I really need someone to talk to. And today I�ve been thinking that you would�ve cared, that you would�ve been here to listen. The rain outside is beginning to die; a train whistle cries in the distance. The boxes of all that was once dear to you are loaded and ready to go. Now I�m standing here, waving goodbye to everything that was your past. I�m standing alone at the crossroads, just watching the storm clouds roll past. (c) 2004 Glenna Bell