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First Day Of The Holidays

When I awoke I was 10 again
And the heat rose in the fields again
And the sun rose in the haze again
And it was just the way it used to be

And you were alive again
When we ran through the woods again
There was sunlight on the stream again
Just like the first day of the holidays

We made a swing, made it and laughed again
'Til mum called us in, in from the fields again
She was so proud, proud of her boys again
And it was just the way it used to be

But as the years go by
All the strings we tied that connected us to home
Pull us back like elastic bands, only everything is gone

There she was
By the lake again
The first girl I ever loved again
Her cold lips and her hands had changed
Though it was just the way it used to be

As the years go by
All the strings we tied that connected us to home
Pull us back like elastic bands, only everything is gone


Written By:
D. Popplewell
 
Found On:
Hey Petrunko
First Day Of The Holidays
Hey, Petrunko plus...
 
Quotes:
Danny: There's a two page spread in the album booklet dedicated to turning this song into a picture. It's about growing up, and feeling memories from your past pulling you back to home, but when you go back everything's changed, so there is no home. It was partly inspired by something Kurt Vonnegut (80yrs old) said in an interview last year: "After the war I thought 'ok, my work is done here, can I go home now?' and now I feel the same, but my parents and all my brothers and sisters have died so there's no home left.


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