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  1. Franklinville

From the recording Franklinville

Lyrics

<p>Lots of woods and family farms</p>
<p>With houses in between&nbsp;</p>
<p>Cedar lakes and big back yards</p>
<p>With oak trees tall and green</p>
<p>And although Philadelphia</p>
<p>Was just an hour away</p>
<p>When I was young my home town</p>
<p>Was mostly where I&rsquo;d stay</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>And though I left there long ago</p>
<p>My thoughts meander still</p>
<p>Down to southern New Jersey</p>
<p>To a town called Franklinville</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Back in the nineteen-seventies</p>
<p>Those were my teenage years</p>
<p>My hair was long, my jeans were tight</p>
<p>Rock music filled my ears</p>
<p>I learned to throw a football</p>
<p>I learned to drive a car</p>
<p>I learned to roll a number</p>
<p>I learned to play guitar</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>I may have seen the world since then</p>
<p>But I still get a thrill</p>
<p>Remembering South Jersey</p>
<p>And a town called Franklinville</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>I fell in love my senior year</p>
<p>I thought she was the one</p>
<p>But when the summer ended</p>
<p>Our love affair was done</p>
<p>So I had to say goodbye</p>
<p>To all the starry lakeside nights</p>
<p>And go and seek my fortune</p>
<p>Beneath the city lights</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>I&rsquo;ve tried hard to forget her</p>
<p>But I know I never will</p>
<p>My first love in South Jersey</p>
<p>In a town called Franklinville</p>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Now on many of the family farms</p>
<p>Developments have grown</p>
<p>A super highway passes through</p>
<p>The backyards I had known</p>
<p>And all my childhood memories</p>
<p>Are phantoms in my mind</p>
<p>Just like the phantom fortune</p>
<p>That I&rsquo;m still trying to find</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>But there&rsquo;s a part of me inside</p>
<p>The changing world can&rsquo;t kill</p>
<p>Born in southern New Jersey</p>
<p>In a town called Franklinville</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>I may have left there long ago</p>
<p>But my heart beats there still</p>
<p>Down in southern New Jersey</p>
<p>In a town called Franklinville</p>